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Arms : — Crane impaling Jcrmyn. 



In several early copies of the Visitation of Suffolk, the anna are given " Argent, a fetf 
between three crosses erosslet fitchte Gules.' 

Anna granted to John Crane, Clerk of the Kitchen to King James, the sonne of John, 
the sonne of William Crane of London, Esquire :— Gules, on a fees between three crosses 
paitee fitchee Or, as many annulets Azure. 

(Earl. 1441, fo. 37.) 



4 VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF STJFFOLKE. 

SUFFOLK OHUBCK NOTB8. 

(St. George's Heraldic Collections, Land. MSS., No. 260.) 

In Chilton Cherch theis : — 

In the south chappell wyndow : — 
One statew of Crane and his wyfe by him in thannes of But tier, and by that, one of 

Crane and his wyfe by him, in thannes of Darcy of Maldon. 
and thare 2 Allabaster Toambes, one of Crane and Lady Arondell his wyffe, and theare 

scutcheons thus, Lovell emp. w*KJSngaine, b. a fees daunse twizt buletes or. 
then Ogard emp. w*h Lovell. 
then Crane with Ogard, 

ther son by them in the lyke tombe, and scutchens of the lyke matches. 
In the chaunsell wyndow, one statue of Buttler and his arxnes, and his wyfe by him, 

in thannes of CarboneU. 

ouer heed theare : — 
one soutchon of Erpingh'm, and by yt one of Fhileps. 

and over them 
one w* h 3 pyles in pointe emp. with Buret of Acton ; and one of 3 Boresheds the feld 

orusele. 
In the belfrey, one doble sett of Buttler, Baron of Sudley, and under written 8* Baphe. 



MONUMENTS AND JLRM8 IN CHILTON CHT/RGH. 

[Golleccons made out of the eeuerall Churches of Norff.% Sufi, and gentlemen 9 a Houses 
in those parts gathered, and some others els where by William Harvey, Clarendeux Kg. 
of Armes.—Ayscongh MSS., No. 4969.] 

In the cherche of Chilton : — 
Crane. — Argent, a fees between three crosses botonnee fitchee Gules, Crest : — On a 

wreath Or and Gules a Crane ppr. beaked Or. 
Crane impaling Ogard. — Azure, an estoile Argent. 

Crane impaling Mykelley of Herfordshyre. — Gules, three chevrons Argent 
Ogard impaling Lovell. — Barry wary of ten Or and Gules. 
Lovell impaling ' Dayneeourt. 1 — Azure, a fees dancettee between nine billets Or. 
" Robert Crane de Stoneham parva, and Lady Anne his wyef, the daughter of Andro 

Ogard Knight of Bakyngeh'm ad Castrum, wich dyed xxiiij** of October, 

a<> m. v« — " 
Crane, with a label of three points Azure. 
" George Crane, son & heyre of Robert Crane, Esquyer, and Lady Anne his wyef, dyed 

a° dm m. uijc uijx 

1 In the wyndow ouer the high aulter : — ' 
Herpyngham de Norff. 

Azure, an inescutcheon within an orle of eight martlets Or. — Sr. WilVm Phelepe. 
Quarterly Gules and Argent, in first quarter an eagle displayed Or armed of the field, 

these two wth in the garter. 
Boteler. — Gules, on a bend Argent 3 covered cups Sable. 
Legh of Stokwell. — Gules, a cross & a bordure engrailed Argent. 
Sr. William Lovell. — Quarterly: 1 & 4, Barry wavy Or and Gules; 2 6 3, Azure, 

semee de lis a lion rampant guardant Argent. 
Arundell. — Quarterly 1 & 4, 8a., six martlets 3, 2, & 1, Argent ; 2, Azure, a bend 

Or, & a label of three points ; 3, chequy Or and Sable, impaling Ogard. 

1 In the glasse wyndow at other end of the cherche :— ' 
8' Raff. Butler, Lord of Sudley, & Alyce his wyef. 
Boteler of Sudeley. — Quarterly : 1 & 4, Gules, a fees counter-compony Argent & Sable, 

between six crosses pattee fitchee Or ; 2 & 3, Or, two bends Gules. 
* Robert Crane of Waldingfeld Hall, in ye parish of Chilton, & ye daughter of Sr Thorn. 

Jermin.' 
Crane impaling Jermyn. — Sable, a crescent between two mullets in pale Argent. 



VISITATION OF THB COUNTY OF 8UKFOLKE. 



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1, Crane; 2, Mollint/ton ; 3, Bottler ; 4, Carbm/l ; 6, Phllipt; 
6, Erpingham; 7,Jernegan; %,Harling; B, Ingoldettlurrp; \li, Fitz Oaborn; 
U, Fiit Balph; 12, Mortimer ; IZ, Oonfillt; U, Krlvedon; 15, CTi/Voti. 




1, Ootrs ; 2, MtitlixgtoK ; 3, Jtrntgm ; 
4, JugalitUiarp ; 6, tit* Ralph; 6, 
Kihedon ; impaling 1, llobart ; 2, 
Vherdtt; 3, ■«• Chttreht and 7ay/or 
quarterly ; 4, Lyardr ; 6, Sari. 




1, On^e ; 2, iToltingtoH ; 3, Carttnel ; 
4, Settler; 6, Jerntgan; 6, Ingoldet- 
thorp; 7, Xortutter; 8, XeUedon j 
impding 1, AUingtan ; 2, Bapeolei; 
3,Ciif/ney; i,Oatdmer; 5,Argentir 
6,Malltf, 7,- — " "" '" r 



6 VISITATION OF THB COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

Chilton Church. In the chapel against the west wall, is a large moral monument, 
chiefly of alabaster, containing three compartments, the ceutre one arched, the two 
others with square heads, the arch supported by pillars of Corinthian order, of black 
marble. 

In the arch kneels a man, fronting the east, with a ruff round his neck ; he is in 
armour, below which appears his breeches, which are made full, and of a red colour. 
IIo is kneeling on a cushion, his hands clasped, his sword by his side. In the niche on 
the south side, kneels a woman in profile, facing the man ; she is in a black dress with 
a ruff, hor hair not covered with anything except just behind, from whence falls a sort 
of veil ; the cushion which she kneels on is red. 

In the compartment on the north side is another female figure kneeling towards her 
husband, on a red cushion, also vested in black, her hair uncovered. Behind her head 
rises a ruff, to which is attached a kind of black veil. 

D. 0. M. Here lyeth the Bodie of Dorothy, first wife of Sr Robert Crane of Chilton, 
Kt davghter of Sr Henry Hobart of Blyckling, in the Covnty of Norfolk, Knt and 
Baronet, sometyme Lord Chiefe Jvstice of the Common Pleas, who lived with her said 
Husband in great love and amity 17 yeeres, and willingly yeelded vp this life in ex- 
pectation of a better, the 11th day f Aprill, 1624.— {Davy MSS.) 



Arms : — Centre shield : — 

1, Crane. — Argent, a fess between three crosses botonnee fitchee Gules. 

2, Mollington. —Argent, a fess between two chevrons Azure. 

3, Boteler. — Argent, three covered cups in bend Sable, between two cottices Gules. 

4, Carbonel. — Gules, a cross Argent within a bordure engrailed Or. 

6. Phelips. — Quarterly Gules and Argent, in first quarter an eagle displayed Or. 

6, Erpingham. — Gules, an inescutcheon Argent, within an orle of martlets of the 

second. 

7, Jemegan. — Argent, three buckles lozengv Gul68. 

8, Harling. — Argent, an unicorn salient Sable, armed, unguled, and maned Or. 

9, Ingoldesthorp. — Gules, a cross engrailed Argent. 

10, Fitz Osborn. — Gules, three bars gemelles Argent, a canton Or. 

1 1 , Fitz Ralph. — Or, three chevrons Gules, each charged with as many fleura de lis Argent. 

12, Mortimer. — Or, semee of fleura de lis Sable. 

13, Oonville. — Argent, on a chevron Sable, between two couple-closes engrailed Sable, 

three escallops Or. 

14, Kehedon. — Gules, a pall reversed Ermine. 

15, Clifton. — Sable, a lion rampant Argent, langued and armed Gules, between seven 

cinquefoils pierced of the second. 
Dexter shield : — 
I, Crane ; 2, Mollington ; 3, Jernegan ; 4, Ingoldesthorp ; 6, Fitz Ralph ; 6, Kehedon ; 
impaling « 

1, Hobart. — Sable, an estoile of eight points Or, between two (Launches Ermine. 

2, ChcrcJie. — Sable, on a fess engrailed between three fleurs de lis Argent, as many 

escallops Gules. 

3, 1 and 4 Atte Churche. — Quarterly Argent and Sable ; 2 and 3, Taylor.— Ermine, 

three pallets Sable. 

4, Lyarde. — Argent, a bull passant Sable, attired Or, a bordure of the second bezantee. 

5, Hare. — Gules, two bars and a chief indented Or. 
Sinister shield : — 

1, Crane; 2, Mollington; 3, Carbonel: 4, Boteler; 5, Jernegan; 6, Ingoldesthorp; 7, 
Mortimer ; 8, Kehedon ; impaling 

1, Allington. — Sable, a bend engrailed between six billets Argent. 

2, Sapeotes. — Sable, three dovecotes Argent, two and one. 

3, Cheyney. — Quarterly Argent and Sable, over all a bend lozengy Gules. 

4, Gardiner. — Per fess Argent and Sable a pale counterchanged, three griffins heads 

erased of the second. 

6, Argentin. — Gules, three covered cups Or 2 and I. 

6, Mallet. — Gules, three round buckles Or. 

7, Azure, three eagles displayed Or, a canton Ermine. 

8, Beresford. — Argent, semee of crosses crosslet fitchee, three fleurs de lis Sable, 

within a bordure of the last. 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 7 

The following description of the three crests, which formerly surmounted the shields, 
is taken from Reyce's Breviary of Suffolk, as quoted by Cole, in the 28th volume of his 
Collections, p. 207 : — 

" Intersigned above with three crests upon helmets, fittingly mantled (Jules, dobled 
Argent, and for the 1st middlemost, upon a torse Argent and Gules, out of a crown 
proper, two angels' wings displayed and opposed and perpendicularly erected Argent, 
charged each with a cross crosslet botonnee fitche" Gules, by the name of Crane. 

"For 24 crest, to right side, upon a crown Vert, adombrated Argent, a tuft of sundry 
feathers Gules, by the name of Phelips. 

"For the 3 rd and last, on the left side, upon a wreath Argent and Gules, a demi-falcon 
displayed Argent, arising out of a crown proper, by the name of Jerningham. 

" Above all, on an escrowle, this motto : — ni deus .sdificat." 



EITBACT8 FROM THE PARISH REGISTERS OF CHILTON BY SUDBURY, 

Suffolk. — (Commencing 1624.y 

BAPTI8MB. 

1626. Octbr. 12. At one of ye Clock in the morning, was borne a daughter to Sr. 

Robert Crane, Knight, by Dame Susan his wife, which daughter being 
baptized at Hornington, ye 20th of ye same month, was named Susan. 

1627. Nov. 14. Baptized Dorothy, ye daughter of S r Robert Crane, Knight & 

Baronet, by Dame Susan nis wife, which daughter was borne October 29th, 
being Monday, this yeare. 

1629. Aprill 8. Baptised Mary, ye daughter of Sr Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, 

by dame Susan his wife, which Mary was borne ye 19th of March, being 
Thursday. 

1630. June 10. Baptised Susan, daughter of Sr Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, 

by dame Susan his wife, and borne May 26th, being Wednesday. 

1631. Octr. 23rd. Baptised Anne, the daughter of Sr Robert Crane, Knight & 

Baronet, by dame Susan his wife, Mr. Isaac Appleton, Esq re., being God- 
father, Mrs. Jeny & Mrs. Crackerode, Godmothers, & was borne ye 17th of 
October, being Monday, about 2 of ve clock in ye afternoon. 

1632. Giles, the sonne of S r Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, by dame Susan his 

wife, was borne the 13 day of December, at Bucknam House, in Norfolk, & 
christened the 3rd of Januarie, in the Chapell there, in the yeare of our Lord 
One thousand six hundred and thirty two. 

1634. Elizabeth, daughter of S r Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, by Dame Susan 
his Wife, baptised the second day of September. William Waldegrave, 
Esqre., Godfather, the Lady Jermin & the Lady Deane, Godmothers : & 
borne August the eighteenth, about 3 of the clock in the aflernoone. 

1641. Sarah, the daughter of Sr. Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, by dame Susan 
his wife, baptised the second of Januarie, and borne the 23rd of December. 

MARRIAOE8. 

1624. September 21. Sir Robert Crane of Chilton, Knight & Baronet, was married 
to Mrs Susan, 3rd daughter of Sr. Giles Allingtonof Horsheath, in ye county 
of Cambridge, Knight, by ye Lady Dorothy Cecill, one of ye daughters of 
ye Earl of Excester. 

1649. August 28. Married William Armyne, Esquire, of Osgodby, in Lincolnshire, & 
Anne Crane, daughter of Sr. Robert Crane, by Dame Susan his wife, 1649. 

BURIALS. 

1624. Aprill 13. Buryed dame Dorothy, late wife of Sr. Robert Crane, Knight. 

She was eldest daughter of Sr. fienry Hobart of Blyckling, in the County of 

Norfolk, Knight & Baronet, sometyme Lord Chief Justice of the Common 

Pleas. 
1626. August 12. Buryed a Sonne of Sir Robert Crane, Knight, by Dame Susan his 

wife. 



8 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SITFFOLKB. 

1628. August 12. Buryed Susan ye daughter of Sr. Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, 

by dame Susan his wife. * 

1637. June 29. Buryed a daughter of Sir Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, by dame 

Susan his wife, which child was still borne. 
1637. February 1. Buryed Mrs. Dorothy, second daughter of Sir Robert Crane, 

Knight & Baronet, by dame Susan his wife. 
1639. May 29. Buryed Mr. Giles, second sonne of Sr. Robert Crane, Knight & 

Baronet, by dame Susan his wife. 

1642. Sr. Robert Crane, Knight & Baronet, dyed the seventeenth day of February, 

at London, & was buryed the eighteenth at Chilton, Aged 65 years, & dyed 
a Member of Parliament for Sudbury. 

1643. Sarah, the daughter of Sr. Robert Crane, by dame Susan his wife, dyed the 

10th of September, & was buryed on the 11th. 
1681. September 14th. Was buryed Dame Susan, wife of the late Sr. Robert Crane. 



CRANE WILLS. 

Georgius Crane de Redgrave condidit testamentum suum 14 Kal. Deoemb., ▲. D. 
1445, quod probat ruit die 22 Nov. 144— - uxor cujus Agnes cum sunervixit uti oolligo. 
Johannes films dicti Georgii nominatus in dicto testamento patris sui. 

(Ex. Reg. Baldwine, Archid. Sudb.) 

Georgius Crane de Redgrave, = Agnes, 
living 1445. j 

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Johannes. 



Thomas Crane de Wortham in com. Stiff., condidit testamentum suum die 5 Ang. ( 
1465, quod probat. fuit die 23 Oct., sequente anno eodem. Walterus fil. et heres dicti 
Thome nominatus in dicto testamento. 



Thomas Crane de Wortham. = . , 
Will dat 5 Aug., 1465. | 

Walterus films et heres. 



Robertas Crane de Tatyngstone, per testamentum suum dat. 20 die Aprflis, ao dni 
1452, leeat Beatrici uxori sue, unam pratum jacens in villa de Werlyngworth vocaf 
Soheperdys medwe & unam peciam terre jacentem in Tattyngstone vocaf Metbreche, 
&c, constituit Thomam Brane et dictam Beatricem executores suos. 

Probat. 8 die Maii, Ao dni 1452. 

(Harl. 10, fo. 50.) 

Robertas Crane de Tatyng- = Beatrice, 
stone, living 1452. 



Johannes Intewood per testamentum suum datf 20 die Febr., ao dni 1456, legat 
Roberto Crane xld et Johanni fratri ejusdem xld. 
Probat die 6 Maii, ao dni 1457. 



Die 25 mensis Aprilis a° dni 1463, commissa fort administracio bonorum 
Odelyne nuper de W urtham defunct* ab intestatf deoedentis Johanni Broune de Depham 
ac Johanni Weylond de Grondesburghe et Thome Crane da Wurtham necnon Johanni 
Kersey. 

(Earl. 10, folio 85.) 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OP STJFFOLKE. 9 

Johannes Crane de Marlingfbrd, per testamentum et ultimam voluntatem suam dat. 
22 Die Oct a<> dni 1466, legat corpus suum ad sepeliendum in eccleaia de Marlyngford 
predict 

Item, voluit quod Thomas Crane frater suus haberet omnia terras et tenementa sua 
in Wodedallyng. Constituit executores suos Thomam Crane fratrem suum, Beatricem 
Vyncent sororem suam et Eobertum Davy de Estone. Daf apud Marlyngford, &c, 
Probatf 13 die Noyembiis, 1466. 

[Earl. 10, fo. 87*>-) 



Alicia Shotesham de Estderham, per testamentum suum dat' 1472, legat Eobertofilio 
Robeiti Crane xij d - 

{Earl 10, fo. 163.) 



In Dei nomine Amen, at Norton, in the Dyoo. of Norwych, the zzij daye of August, 
in the yere of our Lord God 1483, I John Crane, of Norton forsayde, beyng in good 
mynd, make my testament & last wylle in thys maner & forme. Fyrst, I bequeathe 
my sowle to Almyghty God, &c, and my body to be beryed in the Chyrch of St 
Margarete of Norton forsayde, to qwych hey awter for my tythys enye tythyd in 
satysfaccon of them I beqwethe xijd & to the rep'acyon of the sayd Chyrch and emendyng 
of the bellys ther I beqwethe a q rter of malte. Item, I beqwethe to the rep'acyon of 
the chyrch of Tharleton ij b * of malte, and to the rep'acyon of the chyrche of Ravyn- 
nyngham ijbs of malte, and to the rep'acyon of the chyrche of Hekyngham ijb* of malte, 
& to the rep'acyon of the chyrche of Thorpe j bI whete. Item, I beqwethe to Emme 
my wyfe all my stuffe & implements of my howsalde, & all my catell, as well qwyke 
as dede, to hyr own propyr use k profyght Item, I woll & by thys presenter grawnte 
to the sayde Emme my wyfe my place that I dwelle in, with all the londs, medws, 
fedynggs, pasturys, &c, & all their appurtenances, in the felds & townys of Norton 
aforesayde, Thurleton, Thorpe, Hadesco, Rarenyngham, & Hekyngham, to have and 
to hold to said Emme & her assyns, for terme of hyr lyfe and twelmonyth after, if cropp 
be on the grownde, &c, & after the decesse of the said Emme, I wyll that my said 
place, &c, remayne holye to John Crane my sonne, if he overlyffe the said Emme his 
modyr, to hold to him & his heyrys & assign, for ever, &c. Item, I boqweth to Eateryn 
my doughter, x> and to Margarete, Margerye, & Elyn, my dowghters, to yche of them 

S'i yiija of the qwyche thys my Testament & laste wylle the said Emme my wyffe and 
enrye Woderoue of the said towne of Norton, my executors I ordeyne, &c. 
Probaf xxij die Julii, a° dni 1492. 

(Earl. 10, fo. 195.) 

John Crane of Norton subcors=Emma, his wife and 
cond. test. 22 Aug., 1483. | executrix. 



John Crane. Eateryn. Margarete. Margene. Elyn. 



Johannes Crane de Norton subcors per testamentum suum dat xxij die Julii, ao dni 
1490, dat et legat Radulpho Wyllyby de Ravenyngham arm. mesuag. suum in Norton 
predict cum omnibus ahis terns &c, que nuper fuerunt sibi dat et concess. a Johanne 
Crane patre suo. Habend &c, predicto Kad'o et assign, suis ad opus et effect, p' implecois 
h'moi tesf i sive ult. volunt. sue scil. ad vendand. et ex denariis inde n'venientibus 
Alicie uxori sue & . . . . filie sue pro earum sustentacone prov'dend' constituit eundum 
Radum Wyllyby executorem suum. 

Probatum fuit apud Norwicu' iij Decembris, a<> dni 1492. 



Robertus Crane per testamentum et ultf voluntatem suam lingua yernacula exarata 
dat. 6 die Marcii 1496 leg}* corpus suum sepeliend' in ecclesia omnium sanctorum de 
Garbotesham &c, legat fichardo Crane filio suo omnes terras suas in Garbotesham &c, 

B 



10 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

memorat in yivis Agnetem uxorem suarn &c. Legat Johanni Crane filio suo locum 
Buum (sive mesuagium) in Morley. Filias memorat in vivis Awdre Crane (juniorem 
uti colligo) infra aetatem 21 annorum & Helynam Dubney. Legat Gulielmo filio suo 
x* constituit dictam Agnetem executricem suarn. 
Probat. apud Norwicum 20 die Junii, a° dni 1497. 

(Hart. 10, fo. 203b. ) 



Johannes Crane do Codenham unus executorum no'iat in testamento Thome Gyney 
mil' dat' lo die Maij, a dni 1417, et probat' xviij die Febr. 1420. Johannes Crane 
tunc in vivis. 

(Hart. 10, fo. 228.) 



Johannes Crane de Palgrave fact testamentum suum dat undecimo Novemhria ao dni 
1470, logat corpus suum sepeliend' in cimiterio ecclesie parochialis do Palgrave predict*. 
Legat Felicie uxori sue tenementnm suum cum pertin' et omnibus terris &c, jacent' 
in villa de Palgrave, ad terminum vite sue ; memorat liberos suos nullos tamen nomina'.. 
constituit ex ecu tores suos D'num Nicholaum Crane capellanum et Thomam Crane de 
Thranstone fratres suos &c. Probat. apud Hoxne 25 die Novembris, a° domini 1470. 

Johannes Crane de^Felicia, uxor ejus. Dominus Nich'us Thomas Crane de 

Palgrave,cond.test. Crane, capellanus Thrandestonefrater 

11 Nov., 1470. frater et executor et ex" Johannia. 

Johannis. 



WILL' £E. ROBERT CRANE OF CHILTON, ESQ.— 1551. 

In the name of god Amen. Be it knowen vnto all the faithfull Congregacion of 
Christes Churche, that vpon the xxvii Daye of the moneth of fiebruarye, and in the 
fourthe yere of the most gracious reign of Edwarde the aixt, by the grace of god of 
England, nraunce, and Ireland, king defendor of the faithe, and immediatly next under 
god of the Churche of Englande and Irelande, the supreme hedd, That I Robert Crane 
of Chylton, within the Countie of Suff., Esquier, being hole of mynde and of good and 
p'fytt memorye, thankes be unto Almightie god, dothe institute and ordeyne thys to he 
my fyrme and Last will, that ys to saye, fflrst I comende my soule into thandes of my 
lorde god, my redemer and maker, the whiche vb my onely commfort and refuge, for in 
hvm ys all my holle faithe and trust, and my bodie to be buried in the p'ish Churche 
of Chylton or ells where, yt shall please my lorde god to call me vnto his mercy. Item, 
I will that myne Executour shall honestly bringe me vnto my sepulture or grave at 
the daye of my buriall, accordinge to my degree, and to distribute and give the same 
daye amonges poore people as it shall seme mete and convenient by his discretion. 
Item, I giue vnto the p'ish e of Newton, to he bestowed amongest the poore people, 
vi* viiid* Item, I do give to the p'ishe of muche Waldyngfeld, vi« viiid. Item, I do 
giue vnto the three p'isshes in Sudbury, to be bestowed amongest the poore people, tenn 
shillinges to euery p'ishe. Item, I do give to the said p'ishe of Acton, amongest the 
poore people, foure shillinges. Item, I do giue to the p'ish of muche Cornerd to he 
given amongest the poore, foure shillinges. Item, I do giue to eu'v householde in 
Chilton, viiirf. apece. Item, I will that Anthonye Crane my sonne, shal haue of my 
gifte to hym during hys liefe naturall, one Annuitee of Tenne marks yerely, going oute 
of that Manner Landes, tenements, meddowes, and pastures, whiche I late bough te and 
purchased of John Southwell, Esquier, beinge and lyinge within the towne of Codna- 
h'm, within the Countie of Suff., with a Clause of distres for more payment to be made 
vnto hym, by the consent of Robert Crane my sonne, as by the learnyd Counsaill of 
the same Anthonye shal be reasonable devised. Item, I do giue and bequeathe to 
Anthonye Crane my sonne, two hundreth markes, And vnto John Crane my sonne, one 
hundreth markes of the debt that one Thomas Palmer oweth me, to he reteyned vnto 
eiche of them, as yt may be levied ; that ys to saye Anthonye Crane so to receyve two 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OP SUFFOLKB. 11 

partes, And John Crane one parte at euery payment. Item, I do giue vnto Dorothe 
Bagster my dough ter, Tennepoundes of laufull monye. Item, I do giue vnto Elizabeth 
Markaunt my doughter, twentie poundes of laufull money. Item, I bequeathe vnto 
Anne my doughter, wyef vnto Ambrose Coole, Twentie poundes of laufull money. 
Item, I giue and bequeathe unto Gryssell and Agnes my daughters, vnto eche of them 
one hundreth poundes, to be payde at the dayes of their marriage, so that they be 
Rulyd and order yd by the discretion and consent of myne Executour. And yf they 
will not be rulyd by their trends by chosyng of their husbands, But to take whome 
they list, Then this my gifte to stande voyde and of none effects. Item, I do giue unto 
John Crane my sonne, my two gownes of Clothe gardyd w* veluet, and my doblet of 
tawny satten. Item, I do give Pernell Anniger my s'vate, tenne poundes of laufull 
money, to be payde vnto her at the daye of her Manage. Item, I do giue euery man 
eeruate of my house taking wage iiur. iiiirf. And to euy woman seruate hauyng my 
wage iiis. iiiirf. The residue of all my goodes, moveable & immoveable, I giue and 
bequeathe them into thandes of myn Executor, Robert Crane my sonne, Whom I Do 
move Institute and ordevne hym to be my sole Executour, to se that this my last will 
and testament shall of his p'te be well and truly p'formyd and kept, as he will answere 
before god at the last daye. And thies be the witnesses of this my last will and testament 
as hereafter dothe folowe, and to this will I put my seale the daye & yere above written, 
Sr Robert Goodale, Clark, John More, John Crosse, Robert Sapbyes, Robert Sunytye, 
William Warne, and Robert may. 

(Proved before the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Can'b'y, Aug. 5, 1551, on 

the oath of John Stevynsby.) 



WILL OF HENRY CRANE OF CHILTON.— 1586. 

In the name of god amen. The twentith Daye of June, in the yeare of our Lorde 
god 1586, And in the xxviii** yeare of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Ladye Elizabeth, 
by the grace of god Quene of England, frraunce, and Irelande, Defendor of the ffaithe. 
I Henry Crane, sonne and heire apparaunt unto Robert Crane of Chilton, in the County 
of Suff., Esquier, being of good and perfect minde and remembraunce (thanked be God), 
Doe make and ordayne this my present testament and last will, revoking all other willea 
and testaments heretofore by me at any time before the date hereof had made, written, 
or spoken, and this to be my firme and last will, ffirst, I giue and bequeathe my sowle 
into thandes of Almightye god, whoe hathe made me and all the world, hoping and 
assuredly trusting to be saved by and throughe the Deathe and bloudshedding of my 
Lorde and savyour Jesus Christ, whoe hath redemed me and all mankynde, And my 
bodye to be buryed in a good and Decent order, by the Discreacon of my executor* he are - 
under named. Item, I will and bequeathe vnto Catherine, third Daughter of John 
Jemingham, Esquyer, nowe the wiffe of me the saide Henry, all my goldinge money, 
Debtee, chatties, plate, Jewells, and howsholde stuff whatsoev** which shall remaine 
after my debtee and Legacies paide and Discharged, my frunerall well and decently 
accomplished. Item, I giue and bequeathe vnto my three serving men either of them 
forty shillinges. Also, I will and bequeathe to the poore people of Sudburye forty 
shillings, To the poore people of Melford forty shillings, To trie poore people of greate 
Waldingfeild forty shillings, To the poore people of little Waldingfeild forty shillings, 
To the poore people of Newton twenty shillings, And to the poore people of Acton 
other twenty shillings. Item, I doe ordayne the aforesaid Robert, my ffather, and 
Thomas Appleton of Little Waldingfeild, Esquyre, my execute* 8 And John Clenche of 
Holbroke, in the County of Suff., one of her Majesties Justices of her pleas before her- 
self to be holden assigned my sole supervise** Item, I giue unto the saide Robert 
Crane my ffather, my seale Ringe of Armes. Item, I giue and bequeathe vnto the 
saide John Clenche a gelding. In wittnes whereof, This present will and testament of 
Sr. Henry Crane was redd, agreed vnto, and sealed, in the presence of vs Thomas 
Louell, Johannes Bethune, frrauncis Rous, Will'm Barnard, John Nurr, John Sheldrake. 

(Proved at London, before the Venerable Mr. Wm. Drury, L.D., Master of the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Nov. 12, 1586.) 



12 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

WILL OF ROBEBT CRANE. 

In the name of god Amen, the Seanenthe day of October, in the twoe and thirtithe 
yere of the raigne of oure Boueraign Ladie Elizabeth, by the grace of God of Englande, 
France, and Irelande, quene Defender of the faithe. I, Robert Crane, of Chilton, in the 
countie of Suff., Esquire, boinge of the age of fower skore and twooe yeres or their- 
abouts, callinge to mynde the uncerteynty of man's life in this transitorye worlde, and 
seyng of late dyuers of my familiar friendes to be suddeynlye called by deathe vnto- 
Goddes mercy, amongest whome yt hathe pleased Almightie God of late to take out of 
this mortall ufe Brigett my wife, and Henry Crane, my only sonne and heire apparaunt, 
am thereby admonished to thinke of the ende of this my mortall life, and to tn'intent 
I would haue all my debtes well and trulye paied and discharged, thoughe th#y be not 
muche or many. And that sundrye persons hereunder named, shoulde hold, use, pos- 
sesse, and enioye suche Interest, yssues, profittes, dowers, leases, tearmes of yeres, 
giftes, graunts, Legacy s and bequeastes of my gifte or graunte as hereafter in theise pre- 
sentes ar menc'oned, expressed, set fourthe, and declared, which I woulde shoulde be 
duelye and trulye enioyed, helde, contented, satisfyed, and payed accordinglie, do hereby 
reuoke and utterlye renounce all manner of former willes and testaments whatsoeuer by 
me at any tyme before made, published, or pronounced, and do make, ordeyne, and 
constitute this present wrytinge to bo my only last will and testament as well touchinge 
and concerninge the order and disposition of all and singular my Mannors, ffarmes, 
Landes, tenemcntes, hereditaments, and possessions, with the appurtenances whatsoeuer, 
and of the issues and of the proffittes thereof, during the minoritio of Robert Crane, an 
Infaunt sonne of Catheryne, third daughter of John Jernegan, Esquire, and so longe 
tyme after as I haue power to lymitt the same, and allso touching all my goodes, plate, 
Jewells, and chattells whatsoeuer, in manner and forme folowinge, that is to saye : — 
ffirst and most principally I will and bequeathe my soule vnto Almightie God, my 
heauenlye father, trustinge by and throughe the deathe and passion of Jesus Xriste, his 
only sonne and my Redeemer and Savyoure, whoe once offered his bodye vppon the 
crosse as a sacrifice for the full redempcon of me and of all men, to be saued and receaued 
into his kingdome, there to remayne with and amongest his Elect for euer, My bodye 
I will to be buryed in the parishe churche or chauncell of Chilton aforesaiea, to De- 
bestowed at the discrecon of my executors hereof, hereafter named, and of other my 
freindes then beinge aboute me. And whereas I the saied Robert Crane haue of late 
amongest other, consented and sealed vnto one Indenture tripertite bearinge date the 
twentithe Daye of December, the nyne and twentithe yere of the Raigne of oure saied 
soueraigne Ladye Elizabeth, the Quene's Maiestie that now ys, made betwene me the 
saied Robert Crane and Brigett my wife, and the saied Catherine of the first parte, 
S r Edward Cleere knight, and Dame Agnes his wife, Dudley ffortoskewe esquire, and 
Mary his wife, Raphe Cnoppin gentleman, and Anne his wife, three of the daughters of me 
the said Robert Crane, Robert Reue gent., sonne cf Elizabeth, and Thomas Smythe, sonne 
of Ursula, twoe other of the daughters of me the saied Robert Crane, heretofore deceased, 
of the second parte, and S«* Robert Jermyn, S* Philippe Parker, Syr William Springe, 
and S r John Heigh'm knighte, Robert Ashfeilde, John Gurdon, William Clopton, and 
Thomas Appleton, esquires, of the thirde parte, Nowe I the saied Robert Crane, ac- 
cordinge to the true Intente and meaninge of the saied Indenture tripertite, concerninge 
the order and disposition of all and singuler the Mannors, ffarmes, landes, tenements, 
rentes, sutes, services, and hereditaments, with the appurtenances, menco'od, specified, 
or declared in the saied Indenture tripertite after the deathe of me the saied Robert 
Crane, Esquire, duringe the minoritie of the saied Robert Crane, the sonne of the saied 
Catherine, and for so longe tyme as I have power to Lymitt the same, Do herein and 
hereby set downe, expresse, and declare, and my will intente and meaninge ys that the 
Mannors of Creatinge St Oliffe al's Woluhall al's "Wouhall, and Minetts al's Mincotts, 
with the appurtenances, holden of her Maiestie in cheife the Advowsion of the churche 
of Creating S l Oliffe, and the Mannors or ffarmes called or knowen by the name or 
names of Thedwardes, Cookes of Cranes, Bakons al's Bakens, and all the landes, tene- 
ments, meadowes, pastures, feedinges, woodes, ynderwoodes, rentes, sutes, services, and 
heredytaments, with thappurtenances whatsoeuer, to the saied last mencyoned Mannors 
or ffarmes, belonginge or in any wise apperteyninge or otherwise accepted, used, 
occupyed, Demised, or reputed as parte, parcell, or member of them, or any of them, 
situat, lyinge, and beyinge in Creatinge St Oliffe, Creatinge 8* Marye, Creatinge All 
Saincts, Erie Stonham, Stonh'm Aspall, Gosbacke, Coddenham, Crowfeild, Micklefeild, 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 13 

Bayleham, Barkinge, and Brettenhem, in the same countye of Sun 9 ., the same shalbe to 
aunswere her Maiestie such full parte of all and singuler the Mannors, fiarmes, Landes, 
tenementes, and hereditaments, with thappurtenances whatsoeuer mencyoned or declared 
in the saied Indentures tripertite, as shall, maye, or oughte to come or growe unto her 
Maiestie, her heyers or Successors, for the primer seism, lyuerye, or Wardeshippe of 
such person or persons as shall be found heyer or heyers vnto me the saied Robert 
Crane, after my decease. And I do allso herein and hereby demise, set downe, ap- 
poynte, and declare, and my full intent, will, and meaninge ys that ymediatly after the 
same Interest of Wardeshippe, Lyuerie, or primer seisin, and of euery of them ended 
and fully satisfyede then duringe the minoritie of the said Robert Crane, sonne of the 
saied Catheryne, the saied Mannors or farmes, of Thedwardes, Cookes of Cranes, 
and Bacons al's Bakens, with the appurtenances, and all the landes, tenements, 
meadowes, pastures, feedinges, wooddes, underwooddes, rentes, scutes, seruices, and 
hereditaments, with th' appurtenances whatsoeuer reynted, accepted, knowen, Demised, 
letten, or taken as parte, parcell, or member of them, or any of them, or in the oc- 
cupac'on of the saied Raffe Choppin, or of his Assignes, situat, lyinge, and beinge in 
Coddenham, Crowfeild, Gosbacke, Stoneham Aspall, Creatinge All Sauncts, Creatinge 
St Marye, Creatinge Sainct Oliffe, Mickefeild aforesaied, or in any of them, being on 
parte of the possessions of me the saied Robert Crane, and mencyoned in the saied 
Indentures tripertite shalbe to the vse of the saied Anne Choppin (yf she shall so longe 
lyue), And after her decease then to the vse of such person or persons as then shalbe 
nghte heire of the saied Anne, duringe the residue of the minoritie of the saied Robert 
sonne of the saied Catherine, And my will and mynde ys that the saied Anne Choppin 
and all and euery other person and persons which duringe the minoritie of the saied 
Robert, Sonne of the saied Catherine, shall haue good and lawfull interest by the true 
intent of this my laste will and testament, of and in the premises before Lymited, to 
the saied Anne Choppin as aforesaied, shall duringe their saide tearme in the premisses 
at his, her, and theire costs and chardges, to the best of his, her, or theire skill and 
lawfull power, Defend, aunswere, and withstand all suche sute, Actions, quarrells, 
titles, trespasses, and all other trebles whatsoeuer, as shall or maye at any tyme duringe 
theire or any of their saied Tearme in the premises be attempted, commensed, or 
broughte agaynste the sayed Anne Chopping solely, or her and her husband joyntly, or 
any his, her, or theire ffarmer or {farmers, for vppon or againste any parte of the same. 
And shall allso duringe theire saied terme in the premises, well and sufficiently, vppon 
reasonable request of nym or them that shall haue the ymediat reuerc'on or Remainder 
of flreehould of the saied premises, repayre and maynteyne all the houses and buildings, 
payles, rayles, gates, and quicksetts, which shalbe standing or bevng at the tyme of my 
decease vppon any parte of the premises to them before lymited!, from tyme to tyme, 
and at all tymes duringe their saied tearme, therein as need shall require. And in the 
ende of their saied tearme shall so leaue and yeald up the same, And shall allso pave 
all mannr of outrentes, goyng out of the same duringe their saied tearme, And likewise 
I doe herein and hereby deuise, set downe, appoynte, and declare, and my full will and 
mynde ys that ymediatlie after the saied Interest of Wardshippe, Lyuerie, or prim' 
seisin, and of euery of them ended and fullye satisfied, then duringe the minoritye of 
the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saied Catherine, the saied Mannor of Creatinge St. 
Oliffe, als woluhall al's wouhall, and Minetts al's with the appurtenances, th aduouc'on 
of the churche of Creating Saincte Oliffe, and all other the Landes, tenements, meadowes, 
pastures, feedinges, woodes, vnderwoodes, rentes, suites, services, and hereditaments, 
V th th appurtenances whatsoeuer reputed, accepted, knowen, Demised, letten, or taken 
as p'te, parcell, or member of them or any of them, or otherwise situat, lying, and 
beinge in Creatinge St Oliffe, Creatinge Saincte Marye, Creatinge All Sainctes, Earle 
Stonham, Coddenham, Crowefeild, Mickefeild, Bayleham, Barking, and Brettenbam 
aforesaied, or in any of them not herein before lymited to the saied Anne Choppin, 
beinge one other parcell of the possessions of me the saied Robert Crane, shalbe to the 
vse of the same Dame Agnes Cleere, yf she shall so longe lyue, And after her decease, 
to the vse of suche person or persons as shall be then righte heire of the saied Dame 
Agnes, duringe the residue of the minoritie of the saied Robert, sonne of the saied 
Catherine. And my will and mynde ys that the same Dame Agnes and all and euery 
other person or persons which duringe the minorytie of the saied Robert, sonne of the 
saied Catherine, shall haue good and lawfull Interest therein, by the true intent of this 
my last will and testament, duringe theire saied Tearme, in the premises to them herein 
lymited, shall at his, her, and theire propper coetes and chardges, to the best of his, her, 



14 VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OP SUFFOLKE. 

or theire skill and lawfull power, Defend, aunswer, and withstand all such suites, 
actions, quarrells, titles, trespasses, and all other trobles whatsoeuer, as shall, mayo, or 
at any tyme duringo theire or any of theire saied tearme in the p'mises to them herein 
lymited, be attempted, commensed, or brought against her, the saied Dame Agnes Clere 
solelie, or her and her husbande joyntlye, or any his, her, or theire ffarmer or ffarmers, 
for vppon or against any parte of the same. And allso shall yerelie during theire saied 
tearme, in the saied premises to them limy ted, well and sufficientlye, vppon reasonable 
request of hym, her, or them, that shall haue the ymediat reuerc'on or reraaynder of 
the freehould of the saied premises vphoulde, niayteyne, and repayre at theire propper 
costes and chardge, all the houses and buildings, payles, ray lea, gates, and quickesetts, 
which at the tyme of my decease shalbe standinge or beinge vppon any parte of the 
same premises, to them or any of them, before Lymited, at all tymes, and from tyme 
to tyme, during theire saied tearme therein, as neede shall require. And in the ende 
of trie saied terme shall so leaue and yealde vp the same. And shall allso paye all 
manner of outrentes going out of the same, during the saied tearme. And I do allso 
herein and hereby Demise, set downe, appoynte, and de lare, and my full intent, 
mynde, and meaninge ys that ymediatly after the deathe of me the saied Robert Crane, 
the Marmora of Much waldingefoilde hall al's Waldingfeild Carbonles, with Chilton 
Butlers, Gibbes at y* Barne, and all other landes, tenements, meadowes, pastures, 
feedinges, woodes, and vnderwoodes, rentes, suites, services, the advouc'on of the 
churche of Chilton, the free warren there, and the viewe of ffranke pledge, and all 
other hereditaments whatsoeuer, in the townes of Chilton aforesaied, and in Muche 
waldingefeilde, litle waldingfeilde, Newton, Acton, Melforde, Muche Cornarde, and 
Sudburye, in the saied countie of SufF , and the yerely rente of one hundred egges and 
of fower nennes and one cocke, in Middleton, in the countie of Essex, beinge an other 
parcell of the possessions of me the saied Robert Crane, and mencyoned in the saied 
Indentures tripartite, shall ymediatlye after my decease be to the vses, intents, and 
purposes hereafter in theise presents expressed, that is to saye as concerninge the saied 
Mannors of Waldingefeild, Carbonells with Chilton and Butlers, and all the landes, 
tenement, meadowes, pastures, feedinges, woodes, vnderwoodes, rentes, sewtcs, services, 
th advouc'on of the churche of Chilton, the free warren there, the viewe of ffrankepledg, 
and all other hereditaments with the appurtenances whatsoeuer, in the saied townes of 
Chilton, Much waldingfeilde, litlewaldingfeilde, Newton, and Sudburye, and the saied 
yerelie rente in Middleton, and so muche of the saied M armor of Waldingfeildhall, 
with the appurtenances, as lyeth in Acton aforesaied, the same shalbe to the vse of the 
same Dudley fforteskewe and of the saied Marye his saied wife, and of theire assignes, 
duringe the minoritie of the saied Robert the sonne, yf they the saied Dudley and 
Mary, or either of them, shall so longe Hue. Yealdinge and payinge to the saied 
Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, for so muche of the last mencyoned Mannors and 
other the premises, with theire appurtenances, as bene in the seuerall forme or occu- 
pac'on of any person or persons, by force and vertue of any graunte or demyse for 
euery yere that the saied Dudley fforteskewe and Mary his wife, or any of them, shall 
occupye the saied premises or any parte thereof, by force of this my last will and 
testament, suche yerelie rente or fearme as shalbe by me reserued vppon, suche my 
graunte or Demise at the tyme of my decease, Prouided allwayes and my mynde and 
intent ys that noe paymente of any suche rente shalbe made vnto the saied Robert 
untill the saied Robert shall attcyne and come to his age of one and twentie yeres. 
And my meaninge ys that there all the arrerrages of the saied rent incard duringe the 
saied occupac'on of the saied Dudley fforteskewe and Marye, or any of them, shalbe 
deuided into three partes, and therevppon my intent, will, and mynde is that the saied 
Dudley ffortescue and Mary, or the Survyuor of y m shall paye, or cause to be paied 
Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, one thirde parte of the saied Arrerages, the second 
payment that daye twelve monethes, and the third and last payment yt Daye three 
yeres after the full age of the saied Robert the sonne, by euen and equall porcons, 
provided allso that yf the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, shall dye before 
suche tyme as the saied payments or any of them, of the saied Arrerages ar to be made 
to the saied Robert, by this my last will, That then suche payment or payments as 
shall incurre and growe due, after the deathe of the saied Robert, shall cease and be 
voide, havinge regarde to the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, his executors 
or assignes, Prouided allwayes, and my Will and meanings ys, that yf yt shall happen 
the saied Marye ffortescue to departe this life, in the life tyme of the same Robert Crane, 
the sonne. And the saied Robert, the sonne, to dye without yssue male of his Bodie, 



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VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OP SUFFOLKE. 15 

lawfully begotten, duringe his minoritie and nonage of one and twenty yeres, and that 
the saied Dudley shall so long lyue, That then he the saied Dudley ffortescue or his 
executors, shall yeald and pave the saied seuerall yerelye rentes or ffannes before in his 
tyme incurred, at three yerehe payments as ys aforesaied, vnto the heyers of the saied 
Marye, shall accomplishe and come vnto his or her full age of one and twentie yeres. 
And my further will, mearinge, and intent ys, that they saied Dudley and Marye, and 
the longer liuer of them, duringe the minoritie of the saied Robert Crane the sonne, 
shall dwell att and vppon my nowe mansion house in Chilton, and at his, her, or theire 
owne propper costes and chardges, well and sufficiently, vppon reasonable request of 
hym or her that shall haue the ymediat estate of freehould, of and in the same premises, 
repayre and keep the saied mansion house and all and singuler the houses, edifices, and 
other buyldings theire situat, in good and sufficient reparac'ons. And my Will and 
meaninge allso ys that they the saied Dudley and Marye, and the longer lyuer of them, 
shall allso vppon like request as aforesaied, maynteyne and repayre all other houses and 
buyldinges, pales, rayles, gates, and quicksetts, which shalbe standinge or beynge 
vppon any parte of the premises to them before lymited, at the tyme of my decease, 
from tyme to tyme, at all tymes as neede shall require, duringe theire tearme therein. 
And in the end of the saied Tearme, shall so leaue and yeald vp the same, and allso 
pay all manner of outrentes goyng out of the same duringe theire saved tearme. And 
allso my Will, mynde, and intent ys that they the saied Dudlie and Marye, and theire 
assignee, duringe theire saied tearme in the premises, shall in like manner and vppon 
like requeste as ys aforesaied, at his, her, or theire like costes and chardges, and to the 
best of his, her, or theire skill and lawfull power, defende, aunswere, and withstand all 
suche suites, Actions, quarrells, title*, trespasses, and all other trobles whatsoeuer, as 
as shall or maye at any tyme during theire saied tearme in the premises, be attempted, 
commenced, or brought agaynst them the saied Dudlie and Marie, or any of them, or 
any his, her, or their fearmer or ffearmers, for, vppon, or against any parte of the same. 
Frouided likewise, and my will and meaninge ys that the saied Dudlie ffortescue shall 
vppon reasonable request become and stande bounde vnto S* Robert Jenny n, S' Philippe 
Parker, S r William Springe, and S r John Heigham, knightes, or to the Surviuor or 
Surviuors of them, in suche somme as they shall thinke good and reasonable, to performe 
and fulfill suche order and direction as by them shall be reasonablie Devised and re- 
quired of the saied Dudley, for the true aunsweringe of all suche sommes of money, 
being the arerages of the saied rent or rentes by me reserued, as shall incurre duringe 
the naturall life of the saied Dudley, accordinge to the true intent and meaninge of this 
my last Will and testament. 

And yf bo the the saied Dudlie ffortescue and Marie his wife, shall fortune to dye 
during the minoritie of the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, Then my Will 
and mynde is, and by this my last will and testament I ordayne and appoynte that 
after the deathe of the saied Dudlie and Marie, and the longer lyuer of them, and 
Duringe the residue of the minoritie of the saiod Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, 
all and singuler the premises herein before lymited, to the saied Dudlie ffortescue and 
Marie his wife, shall come and be to suche person or persons as then shall be righte 
heire to the saied Marye wife of the saied Dudlie ffortescue. Prouided allso, and my 
Will and mynde ys that the same person or persons which then shalbe righte heire to 
the saied Marye wife of the saied Dudly ffortescue, shall in like manner and uppon 
reasonable request, become and stande bounde vnto the aboue named fower knightes, 
or the Surviuors or Surviuor of them, in suche somme as they shall thincke good and 
reasonable, to performe and fulfill suche order and direction as by them shalbe reasonably 
Deuised and required of the same person or persons which then shalbe righte heire to 
the sayed Marye as aforesaied, for the true aunsweringe of so muche of the saied 
Arerages as shall incurre and growe due to be payed after the deathes of the saied 
Dudley and Marye, and y e Surviuor of them. And further my Will and meaninge ys 
that the same person or persons then righte heire as aforesaide to the saied Marie, shall 
for his tyme performe, exequite, and accomplishe all and singuler other acte and Actcs, 
thinge and thinges, whatsoeuer appoynted and assigned to and for them the saied Dudlie 
and Marie to do, performe, exequute, and accomplishe, or defende, during his saied 
tearme in the saied premises, accordinge to the effect, intente, and true meaninge of 
this my last will and testament. And I do likewise hereby and herein Deuise, appoynte, 
Lymitt, and declare, and my Will and meaninge ys that the saied Mannor or fl'arme, 
called Gibbs at the barne, and all other the saied Landes, tenements, meadowes, 
pastures, feedinges, woodes, vnderwoodes, rentes, suites, services, and all other heredy- 



16 VISITATION OF THE COUNT* OF 8UFFOLKE. 

taments, with th' appurtenances whatsoeuer, in the saied towne of Acton, being no p'oell 
of the saied Mannor of Waldingfeild hall, and in the saied townee of Mellforde, muehe 
Cornard, and litlo Corned, shalbe to the vae of the iaied Thomas Smythe, and of his 
assign, duringe the minoritie of the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, yf he 
the saied Thomas shall so longe lyue. And yf it shall fortune the saied Thomas Smythe 
to Departe this naturall life during the minoritie of the saied Robert, Sonne of the saied 
Catherine, Then my mynde and will ye, and by this my last will and testament I do 
ordeyne and appoynte that duringe the residue of the minoritie of the saied Robert, 
Sonne of the saied Catherine, all and singuler the premises herein limyted, to the saied 
Thomas Smythe as aforesaied, shall come and be to suche person or persons as then 
shalbe righte heire of the saied Thomas Smithe, and all and euery other persons w& 
during the minoritie of the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, shall by the 
true intent of this will and testament, haue good and lawfull interest of and in the saied 
premises herein before lymited and appoyntod to the saied Thomas Smythe as afore- 
saied, shall during his and theire saied tearme therein, at his and theire propper costes 
and chardges, to the best of his and theire skill and lawfull power, defende, aunswere, 
and withstand all suche sutes, Acc'ons, quarrells, titles, trespasses, and all other trebles 
whatsoeuer, as shall or maye at any tyme duringe his or theire saied tearme in the 
premises to hym and them appoynted as aforesaied, be attempted, commenced, or 
broughte agaynst hym the saied Thomas, or his heires, or any his or theire ffarmer or 
fiarmers, for vppon or againste any parte of the same, and snail allso during his and 
theire saied Terme in the saied premises, so to hym and them lymited, well and suffi- 
ciently, vppon reasonable request of hym or her that shall haue the ymediate estate of 
the freehold, of and in the premises, maynteyne and repayre at his and theire propper 
costes and chardges, all the houses, Buildinges, pales, rayles, gater, and quickaetts, 
which at the tyme of my decease shalbe standinge, or beinge vppon any parte of the 
same premises, to the saied Thomas, lymited at all tymes, and from tyme to tyme, 
during his and theire saied terme therein, as noede shall require, and in the ende of the 
saied terme shall so leaue and Yealde vp the some. And shall allso paye and dischardge 
all manner of outrents goyng out of the same parte of the premises, duringe the saied 
tearme. And whereas I the saied Robert Crane, by Indenture bearinge date the last 
daye of December, in the one and thirtithe Tore of the Raigne of o r soueraigne Ladie 
Ehzabethe, the quene's Mate that nowe ys, made betwene me the saied Robert Crane 
of the one partie, and the saied Robert Reue of the other partie, by me sealed and as 
my deede Delyuered before the approuinge and publishinge of this my last will and 
testament, for the considerac'on in the same Indenture expressed, haue demysed, 
graunted, and to ffcarme letten to the saied Robert Rove all those my mannors of ffiedhall 
and waltam hall, with th' appurtenances and all the freehoulde and Charter landes, 
tenements, meadowes, pastures, feedinges, woodes, vnderwoodes, rentes, suites, services, 
and hereditaments, with theire appurtenances whatsoeuer, thereunto belonginge, or 
otherwise accepted, reputed, Demised, letten, or taken as parte, p'cell, or member there- 
of, in the saied Countie of SufFolke, and all other the freehould and charter Landes, 
tenements, and hereditaments of me the saied Robert Crane, with the appurtenances 
whatsoeuer, situat, lyinge, and beinge in little Stonham and Mendlesham, in the saied 
county of buff., being an other part of the possessions of me the saied Robert Crane, to 
haue and to houlde the saied Mannors of ffiedhall and waltam hall, and all and singuler 
other the saied Demised premises, with theire and euery of theire appurtenances, to the 
saied Robert Reue, his executors, Administrators, and assignee, from and after the end, 
expirac'on, surrender, forfeiture, or other Determinac'on of one Lease or graunte 
heretofore made by me the saied Robert Crane, of the saied Demised premises to 
John Warberton, gent., untill the full end and tearme, and by the whole tearme and 
space of twentie and one yeres from thenceforth next and ymediatlye folowinge, and 
fullie to be compleate and ended as by the saied Indent's at large, yt dothe and maye 
appearo My minde and desire ys that I do hereby require that all and euery person and 
persons which haue or shall haue any Interest of and in the saied demised premises, by 
or from me the saied Robert Crone, shall and will ratine, approue, and continue the 
sayed graunte and tearme to the saied Robert Reve, his exequutors, Administrators, 
and assignes, and euery of them, peaceablie and quietlye, to haue, houlde, and enioye 
all and singuler the saied Demised premises with the appurtenances, and the yssues 
and pronttcs of them and euery of them, according to the purporte and true meaninge 
of the saied Indenture. And I do hereby demise, lymitt, and declare, and my will and 
meaninge ys that after the saied tearme of twentie and one Teres, entered or Deter- 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 17 

myned, and after the decease of the sayed Robert Crane, then the Reuerc'on or 
Remayndr of the freehould of all and singuler the Demised premises, together with the 
Yerelie Rente in and by the saied Lease reserued, shalbe to the only vse and behoofe of 
the saied Catherine ana of her assignee, for and duringe the tearme of her naturall life. 
And yf it shall fortune the saied Catherine to Dye during the minoritie of the saied 
Robert her sonne, the sayed Robert Reve shall or maye Reteyne and kepe in his 
hande8 so muche of the sayed yerely Rent, reserved in and vppon the saied Demise to 
hym made as aforesaied, as shall accrue after the Decease of the saied Catherine during 
and vntill th'end or determynao'on of the saied Demise (yf the saied Robert Reve shall 
so long liue). And my Will and mynde ys, and I do hereby Demise, ordeyne, and 
appoynte that yf both the saied Catherine and Robert Reue shall departe this naturall 
life before the end or expirac'on of the foresaied Lease made to the saied Robert Reue, 
Then suche person or persons as then shalbe righte heire to the saied Robert Reue, 
shall haue and take to his or theire propper vse so muche of the saied yerelie rent as 
after the decease of the saied Catherine and Robert Reue shall growe due duringe the 
residue of the minoritie of the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saied Catherine. And 
my will and mynde ys that the saied Catherine during her naturall life, at her propper 
costs and chardges, to the best of her skill and lawfull power, shall Defende, awnswere, 
and withstand all such sewtes, Ace' one, quarrells, titles, trespasses, and all other trebles 
whatsoeuer, shall or maye at any tyme Dnringe her estate in the premises, be attempted, 
commenced, or broughte againste her the saied Catherine, or any her ffarmer or ffarmers, 
for vppon or against any partie of the same. And shall allso after that she shall haue 
and enioye the actuall possession and maintenance of the premises to her before 
Lymited, duringe her estate in the same premises, well and sufneientlye uphould, 
maynteyne, and repayre at her proper costes and chardges, all the houses, buifdinges, 
pales, Kayles, gates, and quicksetts, which at the tyme of her comming to the possession 
of the premises so to her before Lymited, shalbe standinge or being vppon any parte of 
the same, at all tymes and from tyme to tyme during her estate therein, as neede shall 
require. And in the end of her saied estate shall so leaue and Yealde vp the same, and 
shall allso paye all manner of outrents goyng out of the same premises, or any parte 
theirof, duringe her saied actuall possession and mannoraunce of the same premises or 
any parte thereof. And allso 1 do herein and hereby deuise, appoynte, Lymitt, and 
declare, and my will and meaninge ys that ymediatly after the decease of me the saied 
Robert Crane, the Mannor or forme called Marshes, and all the landes and tenements 
therewith occupied and heretofore Demised lying in Creating All Sauncts aforesaied, and 
in other townes thereunto neere adjoyning, and all other the landes, tenements, aad heredi- 
taments with the app'taaunoes whatsoever residue of the possessions or Inheritaunce of me 
the saied Robert Crane, menoyoned in the saied Indentu** tripertite and heretofore in this 
my last will and testament, not lymited, ordred or disposed, shalbe to Sr Robert Jermyn, 
knighte, and his assignee for and duringe so longe tyme as the saied Robert, sonne of the 
saied Catherine shall lyue and be within age, to thintent that he, the saied Robert Jermyn 
as gardian by me of trust specially appoynted vnto the saied Robert, sonne of the sayed 
Catherine, shall and will ymediatly after my decease, take vpon hym the virtuous education 
and godlye bringing vp of the said Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, in good learn- 
inge and knowledge, untill he shall come to his full age of one and twentie yeres (yf he 
shall so longe Hue) And to thintent allso that the saied Sr Robert Jermyn, with the yssues 
and profittes of the aside last mencyoned Mannor or ffearme, lands, tenements, heredita- 
ments, with thappurtnaunces, shall to the vttermost of his lawfull power, Defende, 
awnswere, and withstand all such Sewtes, Accons, quarrells, titles, trespasses, and all 
other trebles whatsoeuer, as shall or maye at any tyme, during the minoritie of the saied 
Robert, sonne of the sayed Catherine, be attempted, commenced, or broughte for any parte 
of the saied last mencyoned premises by any person or persons, & clayminge by, from, or 
under any Lease made, or hereafter to be made by the saied Sr Robert Jermyn, or by me 
the saied Robert Crane, or by any of vs. And I do hereby require the saied Sr Robert 
Jermyn to maynteyne and Repayre all the houses, Edifices, and buildinges, pales, rayles, 
gates, and quicksetts, belonging to the said last mencyoned premises in good and sufficient 
repara'cons, and allso to discharge all outrents and other charges, goynge out of the same 
or any parcell therof, duringe the minoritie of the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saied 
Catherine. And as, concerning the disposition of all and singuler suche coppiehould and 
custumarye lands, Tenements, and hereditaments, with thappurtnaunces, as I, the saied 
Robert Crane, Esquire, do hould by coppie of Courte roll of the Mannor of Morereves, in 
Waldingfield, in the saied oountie of Suff. I, the saied Robert Crane, do herein and 



18 VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

hereby giue, will, bequeathe, and dispose them and every parcell therof, with thappurt- 
naunces during the minoritie of the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, to the 
saied Dudlie ffortescue and Marie, nowe his wife, and theire aserignes, yf they, the saied 
Dudley and Marye, or either of them shall so longe line. And yf both the saied Dudley 
ffortescue, and the saied Marye his wife, shall fortune to dye during the minoritie of the 
saied Robert, sonne of ye saied Catherine, Then my will and mynde ys and by this my 
last will and testament, I doe ordeyne and appoynte that after the deathe of the saied 
Dudlie ffortesuce and Marye his wife, and every of them, and during the residue of the 
minoritie of the sayed Robt., Sonne of the saied Catherine, all and singuler the afore- 
saied Coppiehould and custumary premises, with their appurtnaunces, snail oome and be 
to suche person or persons as then shalbe rights heire to the saied Mary, wife of the 
saied Dudley ffortescue. And my will and mynde ys allso that all and every suche 
person or persons as during the minoritie of the said Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine 
shall, by the true intent and meaning of this my last will and testament, haue good and 
lawfull interest of and in the aforesaied coppiehould premises shall, during his, her, and 
theire saied tearme therein, paye and doe all such rentes, fynes, and services as shalbe 
due for the same, and shall allso, during theire saied several! tearmes in the saied coppie- 
hould premises, well and sufficientlye vphould, maynteyne, and repayre at their propper 
costes and chardges, all the houses, buyldinges, payles, rayles, gates, and quicksetts, 
which, at the tyme of mv decease, shall be standinge or beinge vppon any part of the 
same Coppie hould premises at all tymes and from tyme to tyme, as neede shall require 
and in the end of theire saied terme shall so leaue and veald yp the same. And my 
Will and mynde ys that after the sayed Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, shall at- 
teyne and come to his full age of one and twentye yeres, all and singuler the foresaied 
coppiehould and cusfrimarye landes, Tenements, and premises, houlden of the saied 
Mannor of Morereves, in Waldingefield, aforesaied, shall remayne and be to the saied 
Robert Crane, sonne of the saied Catherine, and to the heyers males of his Bodie, law- 
fullye begotten or to be begotten. And for default© of suche yssue, or yf the saied 
Robert the sonne shall die without yssue male of his bodye, lawfully begotten, during 
his minoritie and noneage of one and twentye yeres, then the same shalbe and remayne 
to the saied Marye my Daughter, wife of the saied Dudley ffortescue, and to ye heires 
males of the bodye of the saied Marye, lawfully begotton or to be begotten. And for 
defaulte of suche yssue, to the righte heires of the saied Marye for euer. And towchinge 
the Disposi'con of all and singuler suche coppiehould and custumary landes, Tenements, 
and hereditaments, with thappurtnaunces as I, the saied Robert Crane, do houlde by 
coppie of Courte Roll of the Mannor of Earle Stoneham, in the Countie of Suff., I, the 
saied Robert Crane, do herein and hereby giue, will, bequeathe, and dispose them and 
euery parcell therof, With thappurtnaunces to the foresaied Robert Reue, sonne of the 
aforesaied Elizabeth my daughter, for and duringe the tearme of twentie and one Teres 
to begynne ymediatlye after the end, Detenninacon, Surrender, or fforfeiture of the 
aforesaied Lease, or graunte, made to the saied John Warberton of the foresaied Man- 
nors of Fledhall and Waltham hall, and oth* Landes and tenements, aforemencyoned. 
And after the saied tearme of twentie and one Teres ended or Detormyned, Then I 
giue, Dcuise, and appoynte the sayed last mencyoned coppyhoulde Landes and tene- 
ments with thappurtnaunces to the saied Catherine, for and duringe the tearme of her 
naturall life. And allso my Will and mynde ys that all and every suche person or 
persons as shall, by the true intent and meaninge of this my last will and testament 
haue good and lawfull Interest of and in the saied last mencyoned coppiehould premises 
shall duringe his, her, or theire saied tearme and estate in the same paye, and do all 
suche rentes, fines, and services as shalbe due for the same. And shall allso during 
their saied seuerall tearmes and estates in the same well and trulye vphould, maynteyne, 
and repayre at their propper costes and chardges, all the houses, BuHdinges, pales, railes, 
gates, and quicksetts, which at the tyme of my decease shalbe standinge or beinge vppon 
any parte of the saied coppiehould premises last before mencyoned, at all tymes, and 
from tyme to tyme, as neede shall require, and in the end of theire saied terme, shall 
so leaue and yealde vp the same. And my will and mynde ys, and I, the saied Robert 
Crane, herein and hereby ordayne and appoynte that, after the saied tearme of twentie 
and one yeres expired, and after the decease of the saied Catherine, all and singuler 
the aforesaied coppieholdes and custumary landes, tenements, and hereditaments, houlden 
of the saied Manor of Erlestonham, witn theire appurtnaunces, shall remayne, come, 
and be to the saied Robert Crane, Sonne of the saied Catherine (yf he shalbe then lyv- 
inge) and to the heyers males of his bodye, lawfully begotten or to be begotten, and 



VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 19 

for defaulte of suche yssue, or yf the saied Robert, Bonne of the saied Catherine, shall 
dye without yssue male of his Dodye, lawfully* begotten during his minoritie and non- 
age of one and twentie yeres, then the same shall remayne, come, and be to the saied 
Robert Rene, and to the heires males of his Bodie, lawrullye begotten and to be begoty 
ten. And for defaulte of suche yssue, to the righte heires of the saied Robert Reue for 
ever. And my will and mynde ys, and I, the saied Robert Crane, herein and hereb- 
deuise and appoynte that Leonard Gaston, of Iincolnes Inne, gentleman, shall haue the 
next presentacon or avoydance of the Advouoon and parsonage of Creating St. Oliffe, 
aforesaied, when yt shall happen to be voyde by deathe, Deprivacon, or otherwise, at 
any tyme duringe the minorrfee of the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saied Catherine 
(anytninge in this my present will conteyned to the contrary e in any Wise notwithstand- 
inge). And nowe, as concerning the order and disposic'on of all and singuler my goodes, 
chattells, Billes, bondes, Debtee, stuffe, and Implements of housholde, plate, Jewells, 
and ready money, my funerall chardges at the discrecon of my executors, slowed and 
disbursed this my last will and testament proued and performed acoordinglie, my debtee 
and duties vnto other men paied and dischardged according to the true meaninge 
hereof. I do giue, will, bequeathe, and dispose them in manner and forme folowinge. 
first, I do giue, will, and bequeathe unto all the children of my daughters as well 
dead as alyue, being one and twentie in nomber, the somme of twoe hundred and tenne 
poundes, that ys to save, to euery of them tenne poundes, to be paied vnto them as the 
same may convenyentlye be raysed of suche debtee as be owynge vnto me. And I do 
allflo hereby giue, will, and bequeathe, and my true entent and meaninge ys that all 
my plate, brasse, pewter, lynnen, Naperye, beades, bedding, and bedsteades, furniture 
of bedding, hangings, curteyns, carpetts, quishions, tables, stooles, fourmes, cubbordes, 
presses, countertables, chayres, oobyrons, andyrons, chestes, feelinges, waynskotts, 
coppers, Leades, Cesterns, brewinge veesells, and necessarys therof, Buttrey vessella 
and necessaryes thereof, kytchen yessells and necessaryes thereof Deyrie yessels and 
necessary yessels thereof the horsemill, and the ffurmture thereof, all the glasse and 
casement in the windowes, lockes, keys, and all other ymplementes, moveables and 
stuffe of househoulde whatsoever, and all my cartes, ploughes, tumbrells, and all thinges, 
and necessaryes belonging to husbandry, all my stocke of corne, heye, cattell, ploughe 
horses, milche beastes, sheepe, hogges, and swyne, which I shall haue at the daye of 
my deathe aboute my saied nowe mansyon house in Chilton, or elsewhere in or aboute 
any of my landes or hereditaments, nowe in my owne occupyinge, shall presentlye after 
my decease, be viewed, valued, and praysed by suche indiffere't and discrete persons to 
the nomber of sixe as my executors and supravisor, hereafter named, or the most of 
them shall name and appoynte for the true valuing taerof. And the same being indif- 
ferently prised, shalbe tnerevppon Inyentaryed acoordinglye, and one parte of suche 
Inventarye rectified to remayne in ibe oourte, where this my last will shall happen to 
be proued, whereby the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saied Catherine, at his full age 
may knowe and Demande his righte and part therof. And my further will, desire, and 
meaning ys that all and singuler the premises appoynted in mannr and forme aforesaied 
to be praysed and Inventaryed, shall rullye and whollye remayne, go, be vsed, occupyed, 
and contynewed with my saved house, and all the Demeasne, landes, and groundes, 
which I do nowe keepe and occupye in my owne handes aboute Chilton aforesaied, in 
manner and forme followinge, that ys to saye : — first, that they, the sayed Dudley 
ffortescue, and Marie his wife, and all and euery other person and persons which, 
during the minoritye of the saved Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, shall by the 
true Intent of this my last will and testament, have good and lawfull Interest in my 
saied principall and cneife mansion house in Chilton aforesaied, shall haue vse, hold, 
and occupie the same moueables, and other the premises so to be Inventaryed vnto 
them, and euery of them, for and untill suche tyme as the saied Robert Crane, sonne of 
the saied Catherine, shall accomplishe and come vnto his saied full age of one and twenty 
Yeres, Provided alwayes and my will and mynde ys that the saied Dudlye ffortescue 
shall become and stand bound vnto the fower knightes aforenamed, and to my Supra- 
uisor, hereafter named, or the Surviuors or Surviuor of them, in suche somme as they 
or the most of them shall thincko good and reasonable, that he the saied Dudlye 
ffortescue, and the sayed Mary, nowe his wife, and all and euery other person and 
persons which, after the deathes of the saied Dudlye and Marye, by the true intent 
of this my last will and testament, shall haue good and lawfull interest in and to the 
saied cheife and principall mansion house of Chilton, shall leaue, yeald vp, and delyuer 
the saied stocke and store, or as good in value, unto the saied Robert Crane, sonne of 



20 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OP SUFPOLKE. 

the sayed Catheryne, at his full age of one and twentie yeree (yf he shall then be 
lyvinge). And yf he shall dye during his minoritye, having yssue male of his bodye, 
lawfullye begotten, then to the saied obligees to be kept to the vse of the saied yssue 
male, and of suche other person and persons as shall fortune lawfully to haue thinheri- 
taunce of my saied principall and cheife house in Chilton, and to be delyuered to hym 
or them when he or they be of the full age of one and twentie yeres or more. 
And in case the sayed Marye, wife of the saied Dudlie fforteacue, shall departe this 
naturall life during the minoritde of the saied Robert Crane the sonne. And lyvinge 
the saied Robert Crane the sonne. And that after the saied Robert Crane the sonne, 
shall allso dye duringe his minoritie, without yssue male of his Bodie lawfullye begotten, 
that then he the saied Dudlie fforteacue shall, vppon reasonable request, leaue, 
yealde vp, and Delyuer vnto suche person or persons as shall then be righte heire 
vnto the saied Marye nowe his wife, all and singuler the saied stocke and store, 
or as good in value as he shall enter vppon and receyue as aforesaied. And my will 
and mynde ys, and I do hereby request my executors and Supra visor hereafter named, 
that all and singuler my deedes, evidences, thies, writinges, and miniments be saffely 
kept and preserued for the better mayntenaunce of all and singuler the saied possessions 
and heredytaments, and for the preservac'on of the same to the vse of the saied Robert 
Crane the sonne, and of his heires males, and of suche other persons as to whome the 
saied possessions and hereditaments lymited in and by the true intent of this my last 
will and testament. And that for the better preseruac'on thereof, there may be one 
Chest or presse prouided with so many lockes and keys to the same as every one of my 
executors hereunder named maye haue one key thereof apeece, and my Suprauisor 
hereunder named one other key thereof Which keys I will euery one of them shall 
haue for the better accomplishment of my good intent and meaning in this behalfe. 
Item, my will and mynde ys that the saied Robert Crane, sonne of the saved Catherine, 
shall haue my goulde chayne and my goulde ringe or signett of gould, wnen he cometh 
to his full age of one and twentie yeres, and in the meane tyme I will the same shalbe 
kept amongest my Evidences in the aforesaid chest or presse. 

And yf the saied Robert Crane the sonne, shall happen to dye within age, I do giue 
and bequeathe my saied Chayne and Ringe unto Robert Straungman, my graundchude, 
to be Delyuered to hym at his full age of one and twentie yeres, of whose ffather I 
boughte the saied Chayne. Allso I giue, will, and bequeathe vnto the poore people of 
Much Waldingefeild and Chilton, the somme of fortie shillinges. To the poore people 
of Sudbury three poundes. To the poore people of Long Melford fortie shillinges. To 
the poore people of Acton twentie shillinges. And to the poore people of Newton 
twentie shillinges, to be paied and distributed amongst them at the discretion of my 
executors or theire assignee. Allso I do giue, will, and bequeath to euery of my men 
servauntes and to euery of my mavde servauntes which shalbe dwelling with me at the 
tyme of my decease, the somme of twentie shillinges a peece, to be paied vnto euery of 
tnem, togcather with all their wages and other duties, ymediatly after my decease. 
And I doe hereby nominate, appoynte, and request the saied Dudlie fforteecue and 
Thomas Appleton, Esquires, my Cosin, to be the exequutors of this my last will and 
testament, desyringe them so muche as they maye to see the same performed according 
to my good intent and meaninge. And I do allso hereby nominate, appoynte, and re- 
quest Mr. Justice Clenche to be Suprauisor of the same, whome I do most friendly 
Desire to be aydinge, helpinge, and assisting© of my saied exequutors in all doubtes and 
causes concerning this my last will and the true performaunce thereof so farre as he 
maye. And I do giue, will, and bequeathe vnto the same my Supravisor towardes his 
paynes herein, the Somme of tenne poundes of lawfull money of England, to be payed 
to hym by my execute" within one moneth next after my decease. And finallye I 
will, and my mynde, intent, and true meaninge ys, for the better performaunce of this 
my last will and testament, that whatsoeuer shall by any manner of means, act, waye, 
Deuise, goe abowte, put in practise, intend, make, or do, or cause to be made or done, 
any manner of Act, Devise, or thinge, to the disturbaunce or defeatinge of any person 
or persons, for any matter or thinge which ys to the saied person or personnes gyuen 
or Lymited by this my laste will, contrary to the true meaninge hereof, That then he, 
she, or they, and euery or any or suche of them as shall so goe aboute, put in practise, 
intende, make, or doe, or cause to be made or done, any such act, deuise, or thinge as 
ys aforesayed, shall presentlve for euer loose, euery suche benefitt, gifte, or profitt, as 
he, she, or they, or any of them, should or might haue, had, and emoye by force and 
vertue of this my last will and testament, as thoughe he, she, or they had neuer been 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKB. 21 

named or once mencyoned in this my last will* And my further will, intent, and 
true meaninge ys that yf any Condie'on or proviso mencyoned in this my last will and 
testament shall happen to be broken and not performed accordinge to the true Intent 
and meaninge of me the saied Robert Crane, That then and from thenoe fourthe as well 
euery suche benefitt, gifte, and profitt, which shall so happen to be lost by the meanea 
aforemenco'ed, asallso the benefitt and advauntage which shall or maye be had or 
taken by the breache or nan performance of any of the saied oondic'ons or provisoes, 
shall ymediatly come, growe, remayne, and be vnto the abouenamed fower knightes, 
and to y« Survinors and Surviuor of them, to the vse of the saied Robert, sonne of the 
saied Catheryne, and of the heires males of the bodie of the same Robert, lawfully 
commyng.' And yf it fortune the saied Robert, sonne of the saied Catherine, to departe 
this life during his minoritie without yssue male of his bodie, lawfullye begotten, Then 
I will, and my minde ys that the saied knightes aforenamed, or the Surviuors or Surviuor 
of them, theire, or his executors or Administrators, shall indifferentlye Deuide and 
dispose, as well the benefitts, giftes, and profitts, and euery of them, which shall so 
happen to be lost as the Terely Reuenewes arising and growing within the tyme that 
the same shalbe in theire handes and custodye, to suche person and persons as in suche 
like case offend not as abouesaied, in whome the Inheritaunce of my landes, tenements, 
and hereditaments in fee simple shall then be to whome I will, and my true Intent and 
meaninge ys that suche forfeytes, profittes, and Reuenues shall ymediatlye come, growe, 
remayne, and be in such manner and forme to all Intentes and purposes as the same 
should haue ben or oughte to be, vnto suche person or persons as shall so practise or 
intend, or whiche shall not performe the saied conditions or promises, or any of them, 
accordinge to the intent and true meaninge of this my last will and testament (any 
matter or thinge whatsoeuer to the contrarye notwithstandinge). In witnesse whereof 
I the saied Robert Crane, esquire, to this my present last will and testament, pronounced 
and published my me this seauenthe Dave of October, in the twoe and thirtathe yere of 
the yeare of the raigne of or Soueraigne Ladie Elizabethe,bythe grace of god of England, 
ffraunce, and Ireland, queue Defender of faithe, haue subscribed my name and set to 
my seale. 

Robert Cbaxb. 

This will was read, sealed, and published the daye and yere last aboue mencyoned, 
in the presence of Thomas Clopton, Robert Gouldinge, Henrie ffortescue, John MaUowes, 
& Robert Buokstone. 



TESTAMENTUM DOMINI ROBERTI CRANE, MILITIS ET 

BARRONETTI. 

In the name of God Amen. I, S* Robert Crane of Chilton, in the Countie of Suff. 
knight and Barronett, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament, in manner 
and forme followinge. ffirst, I do hereby revoke and make voide all and everie vse 
and vses by mee formerlie limited by any deede or deedes of any Manno" landes, 
Tenements, or hereditaments, wherof I have anie power of revocation, And also all 
former wills by mee made. And I doe hereby give and bequeath vnto Mary, my eldest 
daughter, all tnat the Manno* or LoPP of Sudbury alias Woodhall, alias Woodhall 
Sudburie, with all the rightes, members, and appurtenances thereof, in the Countie of 
Suff., And all those lands, tenements, and hereditaments in Sudbury or els where in the 
Countie of Suff., to the said Manno* or Manno" belonging or apperteynin^o. And all 
those three water Mills with th'appurtenances, togither with the Multure, grinding Soke 
and suite to the said Milles belonginge or apperteyninge. And all that Windmill with 
th'appurtenances, in Sudbury aforesaid, And one parcell of land called the Border. 
And all that wood and woodground containing by estimation twentie seaven Acres 
more or lease, with th'appurtenances, comonlie called Kinneswood alias Eingeswood, 
lyinge and beeinge in Sudbury aforsaid, Chilton, and Acton, or some of them, in the 
said Countie of Suff., late parcell the landes and possessions of the Dutchieof Lancaster. 
And also all other the landes, tenements, and hereditaments in Sudbury, Chilton, and 
Acton aforesaid, which I purchased of our late Soveraigne lord kinge James. And also 
all those meadow grounds, conteyninge by estimation Tenn Acres, lyinge and beeinge 
in y« Countie of Essex, called or knowen by the name of the two litle round Reed 
Meadows, with all and singular the rightes thereunto belonginge, which I purchased of 
Sr Thomas Eden, knight, and Dame Marie his wife. And all my Manno* and fearme 



22 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKB. 

called Carbonellfl alias Cardinally & other my messuages, landes, tenements, and heredi- 
taments in Liston and ffoxehearth, in the Conntie of Essex* with their and everie of 
their rightes, members, and appurtenances, To have and to hold vnto the said Mary my 
daughter, her heirs, and Assignees for ever. And all the residue of my Manno** landes, 
tenements, hereditaments, and lease landes whatsoeuer and wheresoeuer, with their and 
eyerie of their rightes, members, and appurtenances, I gire and bequeath vnto my five 
daughters, Mary, Susan, Anne, Elizabeth, and Sara, and theire heires for ever. And 
I further will and devise that my lovinge friends Isaac Appleton, Esqr., Arthur Jenney, 
Esqr., Richard Peapis, Esquire, Edward Wenieue, Esqr., and Isaac Creme, gent, shall 
have, hold, and enioy all my Manno" lands, tenements, hereditaments, and leases be- 
fore given vnto my said Daughters or any of them, or which by the death of anie of 
them shall fall to the Survivour or Survivours of them, in manner fbllowinge, that is to 
say, everie daughter's parte untill shee attaine to the age of eighteene yeares, and then 
shee to have it and not before. Item, I give and bequeathe vnto Will m Jermvn my 
servant, one Anuitie or yearlie Bent charge of twenty poundes per Annum, for and 
duringe the tearme of his life. And vnto Robert Jervis my servant, one Annuitie or 
yearely rent charge of Tenn poundes p' Annu* duringe the terme of his life. And vnto 
John Parker my servant, one An'uitie or yearlie rent charge of Eight poundes per Annu' 
duringe the tearme of his life. And vnto Joane Smith the wife of ... , Smith of Long© 
Stratton, in the Countie of Norff.. one An'uitie or yearlie rent charge of five poundes 

S' Annu' duringe the tearme of her life. And after her decease I give vnto William 
mith her sonne, one An'uitie or Bent charge of five poundes per Annu' duringe his 
life. All the said Annuities or yearlie Bents to bee issuinee and goinge out of all my 
Mannors, landes, tenements, and hereditaments, before jointLie given to my five daughters 
and theire heires. And to be paid at the two most usuall feastes or daves of payment 
in everie yeare, that is to say, the feastes of the Annuntaation of the blessed lady St 
Mary the virgine, and St Michaell th arch Angell, by even and equall portions, or 
within thirtie dayes next after either of the said feastes. And for non payment thereof 
to distraine. Item I give & bequeathe vnto Dorothie Appleton and francos Appleton, 
the so'me of ffiftye poundes a peece of lawfull money of England, so as they give a 
generall release of all Demands vnto my executors. Item, I give unto Thomas Som- 
mersett my servant, for and duringe the tearme of his life, my Tenement in MiM+nn«llj 
he keepinge the same in good reparations. Item, I give unto ye keeper of my Parke 
five poundes ; To my Cooke fortie shillinges ; To David my Gardiner fortie shillinges ; 
To everie of my maid servants twentie shillinges a peece ; To the residue of mv house- 
hold servants tenn shillinges a peece. Item, I give vnto John Warde, somtunes my 
servant, Tenn poundes ; To Nicholas Sheppard my Shoe-maker, fortie shillinges. And 
to William Crane of Cavendishe, fortie shillinges. Item, I will that all the profitt and 
which shall arise of my saidiMannon* landes, tenements, hereditaments, and lease landes, 
vntill my said daughters shall attaine vnto their severall and respective ages of eighteene 
yeares, shall goe and bee ymployed by my said freindes trusted for and towards the 
mayntenance of my said daughters, and the satisfaction and payment of such moneyes 
as shalbe expended and disbursed about their wardshipps. And I will that my deare 
and lovinge wife shall have the education and bringing vp of all my daughters. And 
if it fall out any overplus of money to remaine of the profitts of my landes and tenements, 
receaved as aforesaid, then I will the same to bee equally divided betweene my daughters. 
And I will that my said good freinis Isaac Appleton, Esquire, Arthur Jenney, Bichard 
Peapis, Edward Wenieve, and Isaac Creme, shall deducte and take out of the profitts 
of the lands receaved by them a full allowance for their paines and charges vndertaken 
and oxpended in the performance and execution of this my wilL Item, I give unto the 
pooro of Chilton five poundes. To the poore of great Cornard fower poundes. To the 
pooro of litle Cornard fower poundes. To the poore of great Waldingfeild Sixe poundes. 
To the poore of Sudbury tenn pounds. To the pooro of Newton fower pounds. To the 
poore of Lavenhom tenn pounds. To the poore of Acton sixe pounds. To the poore 
of Edwardston fortie shillinges. Item, I will that if it shall happen my said wife to 
beo with Childe and delivered of a Sonne, then I give and devise vnto him and his 
heires All my said Manno™» lands, tenements, hereditaments, and lease landes, with 
their rightes, members, and appurtenances, hee paying© out of the same vnto my said 
Daughters the some of Three Thowsand poundes yeere, at their severall and respective 
ai^es of eighteene yeares or daies of marriage, which shall first happen, And if anie of 
them shall happen to die bolero their said portions shall bee due vnto them, then I will 
the parte or portion of her so dyinge shalbe equallie divided amongst the rest surviving*. 



VISITATION OF THE OOUMTY OP SUFFOLKE. 23 

And if in case my wife shalbe delivered of a daughter, then I will that the same daughter 
shall haue an equall share and parte of all my said Mannon* landes, tenements, heredi- 
taments, and lease landes, joyntlye given and bequeathed in this my will, to my said 
five daughters ; to have and to hold vnto the said daughter, heir heires and Assignees 
for euer. And my said loving* freinds to hold the said parte for the vses aforesaid, 
vntill shoe shall attaine vnto ue age of sixteene yeares. And if the child which my 
said wife shall now happen to bee withall, shalbee a sonne, then I will that my said 
fovinge freinds Isaac Appieton, Arthur Jenney, Richard Peapis, Edward Wenieve, and 
Isaac Creme, shall have, hold, and enioy all my said Mannor". lands, Tenements, 
hereditaments, and lease landes, untill my said sonne shall come to the age of One and 
Twentie yeares. And the profitt and benefitt which shall arise and come 'thereof, 
imploy and bestowe for and towards the raysinge and payment of my said daughters 
portions ; And the wardshipp of my sonne. Aud if ame overplus shall remaine, I will 
it shalbee equallie divided amongst my said daughters. Item, I five vnto my said 
lovinoe wife fower hundred ounces of my plate. I likewise give vnto her all my Jewells, 
household stuffe and Lynen, together with my Coach and Coach geldings. All other 
my goodes and Chattells not formerlie bequeathed, of what kinde and nature soever, I 
will shall goe and bee imployed towards the payment of my debtee, legacies, and 
funerall expenses, which if they shall not be sufficient to doe, Then I will they shall be 
satisfied and paid out of the profi tts of my landes and tenements which shalbe receaved 
by my said freindes. And I doe constitute, ordaine, and make my deare and lovinge 
wife, and my good freind Arthur Jenney, Esquier, Executor* of this my will. And in 
witnes therof have caused this my will to be written in these five sheetes of paper, and 
to the last therof haue sett my hand and seale this Thirteenth daie of ffebruane, Anno 
domini milleaimo sexcentesimo quadraffesimo secundo. Item, I doe give and bequeathe 
unto my said freindes Isaac Appieton, Arthur Jenney, Richard Peapis, Edward 'Wenieve, 
and Isaac Creme, twentie poundes a peece to buy them geldinges. ' I forgive vnto my 
Cosen, Mrs. Cracherood, one bill and debte of Tenn poundes whieh shee oweth mee. 
Item, I give vnto the sonne of Thomas Jarnegan, brought vpp as a SchoUer, fourtie 
shillinge8 per Annum vntill he attaine the age of fourtie yeares. All which legacies 
last given, I will have paid out of the profitts of my said landes. Item, I give vnto 
the said Thomas Jarnegan the father, fourtie shillinges per annum, duringe his life, to 
be paid likewise out of the profitts of my said lands. And for non-payment of the said 
last Annuitie to distraine. Item, I give vnto my Godsonne, Ambrose Copinger, Sixe 
poundes to buy a peece of Plate. Item, I five vnto my God-daughter, Elisabeth 
Copinger, Sixe poundes to buy a peece of plate. Dated as abovesaid, R. Cbaxb. 
Witnes R. Peapis, Isaac Creme, Ed. Lynfell, Charles Cutter. 

(Proved before Robert Kings, L.D., Surrogate of "Win. Merrike, L.D., of the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Feb. 23, 1642, on the oath of Lady Susanna 

Crane, wid. of the deceased.) 



ADMINISTRATION OF DOROTHEA CRANE.— 1648. 

Decimo nono Die emanavit Com'issio D'n® Susanna) Crane al's Appieton matri 
nah et Din'» Dorotheas Cranee nup' de Chilton, in Comitatu Suff., def ad administrand' 
bona iura et Credits dc'sB deft jp' D'num Roberta' Crane eius patrem et administrat non 
plene administrat, De bene xr lurat. 

Norwicen, Johis Alen, 1648. 



WILL OF WILLIAM CRANE OF BECCLES.— 1651. 

In the name of God Amen. This sixteenth day of June in the yeare of our Lord 
God One Thousand six hundred nifty one, I William Crane, sen., of Beccles, in the 
County of Suff., Mercer, being sick and weake of Body, but God bee thanked of sound 
mind and perfect remembrance, doe make and declare my last will and Testament in 
manner and fforme Hollowing, ffirst I Commend my Soule to God, and my Body to 
the Earth, to bee decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named. 
My worldleygoods and estate I dispose of as ffollowetn, That is to say I give and 
devise vnto William Crane my Sonne, and Sara his wife, and to the heires of the said 
William Crane forever, All and singuler my Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, with 
theire appurtenances, situate, Lyeing, and being in Beooles, neere the Newmarkett place 



24 VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

theire, which I purchased of Robert Soame, Mercer, nowe in the severall occnpac'ons 
of the said William my Sonne, John Gosling, and Elizabeth Cunningham, Provided 
alwayes and vpon this Uondic'on notwithstanding, namely that hee the said William 
Crane and Sara his wife, and either of them, theire or either of theire heires, 
Executors, and Administrators, or some of them, shall well and truly satisfie and pay 
all s uch debts and somes of money for the payment whereof I together with the said 
William my Bonne and for his onely Debt Doe stand bound and obliged by bill, bond, 
or otherwise, to any person or persons whatsoever, in such manner and sort as that 
thereby my Executrix hereafter named may bee saved, kept harmeles and in- 
dempnified for or in respect of the paym* thereof, or any parte theireof, and may not 
att any time hereafter bee sued att Law, molested, trobled, or put to charge for or 
Concerneing the same, bv reason of any neglect or default of payment made or to bee 
made of the said Debts of the said William Crane my sonne and Sara his wife, or either of 
them, theire or either of theire heires, Executors, or Administrators, And if any such 
default of payment shalbee made soe as that by meanes thereof my said Executrix 
shall be inforced to pay the said debts and sum'es of money, or any parte thereof 
by order and Course of Lawe, and of ante commenced against her for or concerneing 
the same, that shoe my said Executrix, her Executors and Administrators, vpon 
reasonable request shall not bee sufficientley saved, kept hanneleaa and indempniued 
for, from, and against the said Debts and the payment thereof or any charges or ex- 
pencee touching the same, Then I will and my minde is that my gift and devise of the 
said Messuages and Tenements, with the appurtenances, to the said William my sonne 
and Sara his wife, and his heires as aforesaid, shalbee voyd, and from thenceforth 
invalid and of none effect, to all intents and purposes. And tnen and from thence-forth 
and in the Cases aforesaid, I give and devise the same Messuages and Tenements vnto 
Margarett my wife and to her heires for ever, any thinge before herein menc'oned to 
the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding, which said Margarett my wife I 
make and ordaine sols Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, And John Love, 
sen., of Ellough, in tht County of Suff., gent, Supravisor hereof, desireing him to bee 
aideing and M"«*"ig vnto my said Executrix in the execuc'on and due performeance 
of this my will, vnto whom for his painea I give the sum'e of xxiiiif. to buy a Binge. 
Item, I give and devise vnto the said William Crane my sonne, and his heires forever, 
those two p* cells of Land neer Endgate Church, late Tho. ffolkerds, nowe in the occu- 
pac'on of Daniell Eayner of Beccles aforesaid. Item, I give and bequeath vnto John 
Crane my sonne, for and towards his maintenance, for and dureing the Terme of the 
natureall life of the said Margarett my wife, one Annuitie or yearely sume of ffive 
pounds of Lawfull Englishe money, to bee paid by the said Margarett my wife and 
Executrix, at the foure vsuall feasts or Termes in the yeare, namely of St John Baptist, 
the nativity of Christ, tho Annuntiac'on of our Lady, and St Michaell the Archangell, 
by even porc'ons, the ffirst payment to bee made att such of the said ffeasts as shall 
flirst happen after the expirac on of one moneth next after my decease, to be paid att 
or in the great South pourch of the p'ish Church of Beccles • • • • the said John 
shall not be burdensome and Chargeable to my said Executrix his Mother, for or in 
respect of his Annuitie, otherwise the said Annuitie not to bee paid, But if he shall not 
be so Chargeable and burdensome, and shall not in some other manner troble, p'plex, 
or molest her, but behave himselfe well and dutifull to her, if then default of payment 
shall happen to be made of the said Annuitie of ffive pounds Att the times and place 
aforesaid, by the space of seven dayes next after my death and the said dayes of pay- 
ment, and i will it shall be lawfull ***** for the said John my sonne and his 
Assignee to enter into and vpon the Messuage or Tenement with the appurtenances, or 
any part thereof, * * * * appurtenances, situate in Beccles, nowe in the occupac'on 
of Nicholas Smith, gent., and the same to hold, and the rents, issues, and prontts 
thereof, to have, take, and receive to his proper uses with the said annuitie * * * * 
the arrerages thereof soe behind and vnpaid, shalbe to him or his Assignes, well and 
truely satisfied. Item, I give and bequeath vnto Awdrey and Margarett my daughters, 
and theire Assignes, one Annuitie or yearly sum'e of Three pounds a peece, for and 
towards theire better maintenance dureing the naturall life of theire mother my 
Executrix, and by her to bee paid to them and either of them att the fleast dayes afore- 
said, by equall porc'ons, at the place aforesaid, in Case they shall be abroade or bee att 
Service, and shall not bee Chargeable to theire said Mother for or in respect of theire 
mainetcnance, and not otherwise, to bee paid. Item, I give and devise vnto the said 
Margarett my wife for and dureing the terme of her naturall life, my Messuage or 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OP SUFFOLKK. 25 

Tenement aforesaid, with the appurtenances and growndes thereto belongeing, in the 
oocupao'on of the said Nicholas Smith, and the pightell or peeco of grownd thereto 
adjoyneing, which amongest other estate I late purchased of Tho. Smith, and ahee 
keepeing the houses and buildings in necessary reparac'ons, doeing noe stripp nor wast 
vppon the pnnises, and paying Lords Bents and other Charges for the same dureing the 
said Terme, And after her decease, I give the same Messuages and grownd thereto 
belonging, and pightell thereto adjoyneing, with theire appurtenances, to the said John 
Crane my sonne, and his heires forever. Item, I give and devise to the said Margarett 
my wife for and dureing the Terme of her natureall life, All and singuler my Lands, 
Tenements, and hereditaments, with theire and every of theire appurtenances, lyeing 
and being in Beccles aforesaid, or in Endgate next tieccles, which I late bought and 
purchased ofcJohnny Coleman of Wimundham, in Norff., nowe in the oocupac'on of 
Thomas L * * * snee to doe nor Comitt noe estripp or waste thereupon, maintaining 
the houses in Tenementable repaireacons dureing the said Terme, and payeing Lords 
Bents and all other Charges whatsoever for the same. And after her decease I give 
the same Lands, Tenements, and hereditaments, with the appurtenances, vnto Bichard 
Crane my youngest sonne, and his heires for ever. Item, I give and devise to the said 
Margarett my wife for and dureing the Terme of her natureall life, one Messuage or 
Tenement with one nere Barne, and the Lands and hereditaments thereto belongeing, 
with the appurtenances, in the occupao'on of Daniell Earner, and two small Tenements, 
atttheS***** Barne, situate, lyeing, and being in Beccles, neere the * • * * 
All which I purchased of the said^ Thomas Smith, gent, she doeing noe stripp nor waste 
vpon * * • • • ing the houses in good repaireao'ons, and payeing all Lords Bents 
and other Charges for the same, dureing the said Terme. And after her decease I give 
and devise • * * • * all and singuler the said Messuages and • • • • • tenements 

and hereditaments, and other the premisses with the appurtenances, to Awdrev and 
Margarett • * • * theire heires and Assignee for ever. Item, I give and devise to 
the said Margarett my wife and to her heires forever, All that Messuage or Tenement 
with the appurtenances, in Beccles aforesaid, now in the occupao'on of Thomas Payeett 
and his Assignee, and that other Tenement neere thereto, in the oocupac'on of Cornelius 
Manshipp, both * * * * * late purchased of Elizabeth Branch. But my Will is 
That if any p'sons estate shall not be Sufficient to pay and satisfie all and singuler such 
debts and sumes of money as shallbee Due from mee at the tyme of my decease by 
Mortgage Bills, bonds, or otherwise, And the Legacies • • • * • this my Will That 
then the said houses and Tenements • • • • • mentioned, with the appurtenances, 

shalbee sold by the said Margarett my wife as speedily as may bee, and the money 
ariseing vppon the sale thereof to bee vsed and ymployed • * * towards the payment 
of my said debts and Legacies, and uppon this Condic'on doe I give her the said 
Tenemente. Item, I give and bequeath to William Welton my C • • • * Bum'e of 
fforty shillings of lawful Englishe money to bee paid by my Executrix. Item, I give 
and bequeath vnto the said Margarett my wife my Executrix, all and singuler my 
moveables, goods, rightes, Creditts, Cattells, Chattells, debts, ready money, plate, 
household stuff and goods, and p'sonall estate, • • • • for and towardes the payment 

of my debts, Legacies, • • • Charges, Probate and execution of this my last Will and 
Testament, which I declare to bee ••••••••• other Wills, and have to both 

sheets wherein this my last will is Conteyned putt to my hand the day and yeare ffirst 
abouewritten. These being Witnesses * * * * Elizabeth Woodyard, Robert Pullyn, 
Robert Harmon. 

SThe Beccles church registers record the baptism of John Crane, son of William 
\ Margaret Crane, on 25 May, 1627 ; and the baptisms of Sarah and Mary, daughters 
of William Crane, gentleman, and Sarah his wife, the former on 25 February, 1643, 
the latter on 29th February, 1652. 

On a hatchment still remaining in Beccles church, date 1691, are these arms : — 
Argent, a fees between three crosses crosslet fitchee Gules. Crest : — A Crane Argent, 
beaked, &c, Or. 

In Boyne's Tokens of the Seventeenth Century, there is an engraving of a token issued 
by William Crane of Beccles, on the obverse of which the arms of Crano are thus 
represented : — " on a bend three crosses crosslet." 

The Cranes resided in a good old house in a conspicuous part of the town of Beccles, but 
which has been recently rebuilt. It had no remaining feature of antiquarian interest.] 

D 



26 VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKE. 

29th Deer., 23 Chas. J., a. d. 1647. Ind're of settlement on the Intended Marriage 
of Sir Ralph Hare, Bart., with Mary, eldest daughter of Sir Bob. Crane, late of Chilton, 
Ent. and Bart, deceased ; between Sir B. Hare on the one part, and Isaac Appleton, 
Esqr. & Dame Susan Crane, widow of Sir Rob. Crane, and now the wife of the said Isaac 
Appleton, of the other part ; whereby the Manors of Newhall in Marham, Boughton 
and Brancaster, with divers lands & tenements, of the clear yearly value of £800, were 
settled in joynture on the said Mary Crane. 

{Stow Bardolph Muniments.) 

Articles of agreement, quadrupartite Indented, made & concluded the' 16 day of 
Deer., in the year of Xt 1652. Between the Honble Sir William Armin of Osgodby, 
in the Countie of Lincoln, Baronet, of the 1 pt., The Honble Sir Ralph Hare of Stow 
Bardolph, in the County of Norfolk, Baronet, of the 2 pt, Edmund Bacon of Redgrave, 
in the Co. of Suff., Esqr., of the 3 pt., and Edward Walpoole of Houghton, in the 
said Co. of Norff., Esqr., of the 4 pt., for and concerning the partition of all the 
manors, messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments, late the Honble Sir Robert 
Crane's of Chilton, in the said Co. of Suff., Knight and Baronet deceased, lying and 
being in the said Countie of Suff., which descended or come to the 4 daughters and co- 
heirs of the said Sir Robert Crane, and now the respective right of the said parties to 
these presents, such manors, lands, tenements, & hereditaments, as were by the last 
will and testament of the said Sir Robert Crane particularly given and devised, or 
mentioned to be riven and devised unto Dame Mary and her heirs, now the wife of 
the said Sir Ralph Hare, onelv excepted & foreprised out of this present Partition. 

(Stow Bardolph Muniments.) 

ELMSET BEGISTEBS. 

1701. Mary Crane, wife to John Crane, formerly Rector, buried October 13. 

On a flat slab, within chancel rails, this inscription : — 
Here lyes John Crane,* Rector of Elmsett 16 years, he died October y« 24th, 1686, 
aged Forty one years. 

Arms : — A fess between 3 crosses crosslet fltchee, in chief a label of 3 points, 

DE2THAM BEGI8TEB. 

Thomas Pamant and Elisabeth Crane married 14 October, 1646. 



CRANE FAMILY, OF NORFOLK. 

BEXWELL BEGISTEB. 

1741. William Crane and Margaret Drury married by license 27 May. 

TEBBINGTOX 81. CLEMENT* 8 BEGISTEBS. 

1714. George Fisher and Elizabeth Crane, 4 May. 

1714. Robert Crane of North Lynn buried 10 January. 

1720. William Crane buried 7 June. 

1725. William son of Thomas Crane buried. 

1761. William Crane & Lydia Godard married by licence 1 July. 

TILXEY ALL SAINTS BEGISTEBS. 
BAPTISMS. 

1566. Joyan, daughter of Waters Crane, 23 April. 

1673. Margaret, da. of John Crane, 7 February. 

1575. John, son of John Crane, 29 January. 

1680. Joan, da. of John Crane, 18 April. 

MABBIAGE8. 

1541. William Pery & Joan Crane, 8 August. 

1581. Thomas Crane & Jane Deighton, 14 November. 



* Revd. John Crane was of Caius College, Cambridge; A.B. 1664, A.M. 1668. 



VISITATION OF THE COUNTY OP SUFFOLKE. 27 



BUBIAL8. 

1638. Margaret, widow of John Crane, senior, 3 March. 

1643. John, son of John Crane, 16 May. 

1662. Erne, da. of Waters Crane, 19 February. 

1662. John, son of Waters Crane, 16 March. 

1668. Paul, son of John Crane, 3 March. 

1666. William, son of Water Crane, 23 October. 

1666. Edward, son of John Crane, 8 June. 

1683. Jone, da. of John Crane, 8 February. 

1684. John Crane senr., 6 November. 
1684. Margery Crane, widow, 9 February. 



ISLINGTON BEGI8TBBS. 
BAPTISMS. 

1661. Humphrey Crane, 18 May. 

1662. Anne Crane, 11 July. 

1683. William Crane, 16 April. 

1686. Jane Crane, 28 November. 

1687. Elizabeth Crane, 26 November. 
1690. George Crane, 2 August 
1693. Francis Crane, 8 April. 

1696. Thomas Crane, 16 November. 

1698. John Crane, 20 August 

1601. John, son of Thomas Crane, 1 November. 

1629. William, son of John Crane, 10 June. 
1631. Anne, da. of John Crane, 11 September. 

MABBIAGB. 

1693. Thomas Crane & Alice Hudson, married 31 January. 

BURIALS. 

1672. Elizabeth Crane, 16 September. 

1672. Joyce Crane, 28 February. 

1682. Elizabeth Crane, 21 September. 

1684. William Crane, 19 November. 

1688. Walter Crane, 1 January. 
1693. Jane Crane, 16 April. 

1693. Francis Crane a da., 20 April. 

1698. John Crane, 1 September. 

1611. Grace, wife of Cyprian Crane, 6 March. 

1613. Joane Crane, widow, 2 November. 

1628. Cyprian Crane, 27 March. 

1630. William, son of John Crane, 22 ApriL 

1631. Katherine, wife of John Crane, 27 October. 
1631. Anne, daughter of John Crane, 28 November. 



WALSOXEN ESGI8TBB8. 
BAPTISMS. 

1698. Charles, son of William Crane, 16 June. 

1600. John, son of William Crane, 18 January. 

1601. George & Nicholas, sons of William Crane, 2 March. 
1603. Priscilla, da. of William Cxayne, 14 November. 
1660. Mary, da. of John Crane, 8 January. 

1669. John, son of John Crane, 29 August 

1672. Thomas & Elizabeth, twins of John Crane, 13 October. 

1676. Alice, da. of John Crane, 6 November. 

1678. Bobert, son of John Crane, 9 February. 



28 VISITATION OP THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLKB. 



BOTUAL8. 

1598. Charles, son of "William Crane, 16 January. 

1601. John, son of William Crane, 1 April. 

1602. Nicholas, son of William Crane, 14 May. 
1602. Qeorpe, son of William Crane, 16 December. 
1602. William, son of William Crane, 18 January. 
1608. Thomas, son of William Crane, 9 May. 
1669. John, son of John Crane, 2 October. 

1677. Elizabeth, daughter of John Crane, 8 ApriL 

1677. Alice, da. of John Crane, 3 May. 

1682. John, son of John Crane, 1 October. 



8AFFSON WALDEN REGISTERS. 

1743. Oct 6. Mary, daughter of Mr. John Crane, Vicar & Anne his wife buried. 

1763. Anne, wife of John Crane, Vicar, buried in the middle chancel. 

1766. June 10. The Eevd. Mr. Crane, Vicar of this Pariah, was buried in his wife's 
grave. 

1775. Anne Crane, relict of the late Vicar buried. 

1743. May 25. Mr. John Crane was inducted into the Vicarage of Saffron Walden. 

Saffron Walden church, middle chancel : — 
To the memory of the Eevd. John Crane, A.B., late Vicar of this parish and of Great 
Saling in Essex, who departed this life the 4th of June, 1766, aged 64 years, 
And also Anne his first wife, who died May 20, 1763, in the 62 year of her ape. 
This stone was laid by his surviving widow. Also Ann his second wife, who died 
Sept 1, 1776, in the 37th year of her age.* 



CRANE PEDIGREE, 
As recorded in the original Visitation of Suffolk, 1561. 

Wm Crane married Anne, daughter of Wm fforrecy, and had yssue Robert Crane, 
sonne and heire. 

Robert Crane of Stonham, Esq., sonne & heire to William, maryed Agnes doughtr of 
Thomas Grene of Cretinge, & by her had yssue Robert Crane sonne & heire, John 
Crane seconde sonne. 

Robert Crane, Esq., sonne & heire to Robt., maried Anne doughter of 8 r Andre we 
Ogard. Envghte, of Bakingham ad Castrum, & by her had yssue George wc* dyed, his 
ffather lyvrage, without yssue. 

John, brother & heire to Robert, maried Agnes, daughter of John Calthrope, & by 
her had yssue Robt. sonne & heire, Edwarde, & others w* h dyed without yssue, Elizabeth 
maried to Richarde Morton of Melforde. 

Robert, sonne & heire to John, maried daughter of Sowthwell of Rysinge, in the 

Countie of Norffolkc, & by her had yssue Robert sonne & heire, & Anthonye, Dorothe 
maryed to Thomas MoulfcnRe of Derham, in the Countye of Northfolke. Secondlye 
the saide Robert maryed to his seconde wyffe Jane daughter of White of Essex, & by 
her had yssue John, Elizabeth maryed to Edmonde Markant, Gryssell marryed to 
Robert Bogaa, and Anne unmarryed. 

Robert sonne & heire of Robert, maryed Bridgett daughter of Sr. Thomas Jermyne, 
Knight, & hath yssue by her Henrye sonne & heire, Robert seconde sonne, Bridgett 
ffirste maryed to Henry Clopton after to John Warberton, Vrsella maried to Henry 
Smithe, of Stanhow, in the Countie of Norff., Elizabeth maryed to Edward Wright of 
Thwayt, sonne & heire of John Wright of Thwayt, in the Countie of Suff., & had yssue 
Robert Wryght, John Wryght, Bridgett Wryght, & nraunces. Agnes, ffourth daughter 
of Robert Crane, maryed to John Smythe of Halaworth, Anne Crane, Elizabeth Crane, 
& Maryc Crane vnmaryed. 

* The Reverend Robert Prentice Crane, Vicar of Hevbridge near Maldon, grandson 
of the Revd. John Crane, Vicar of Saffron Walden, claimed to be the representative 
of the Suffolk family of Crane. The Revd. Robert Crane had two sons— John Stafford 
Chilton Crane, and Alfred Crawford Chilton Crane. 






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